News tagged with spatial learning

Mental maps: Route-learning changes brain tissue

Fifteen years ago, a study showed that the brains of London cab drivers had an enlargement in the hippocampus, a brain area associated with navigation. But questions remained: Did the experience of navigating London's complex ...

Oct 27, 2015
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Adolescents' high-fat diet impairs memory and learning

A high-fat diet in adolescence appears to have long-lasting effects on learning and memory during adulthood, a new study in mice finds. The results were presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in ...

Jun 17, 2013
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Mapping blank spots in the cheeseboard maze

(Medical Xpress)—During spatial learning, space is represented in the hippocampus through plastic changes in the connections between neurons. Jozsef Csicsvari and his collaborators investigate spatial learning in rats using ...

Mar 22, 2013
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Language learning makes the brain grow

(Medical Xpress)—At the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy, young recruits learn a new language at a very fast pace. By measuring their brains before and after the language training, a group of researchers have had ...

Oct 08, 2012
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