Could veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes someday have the traumatic memories that haunt them weakened in their brains? In a new study, UCLA life scientists report a discovery that may make the reduction of such memories a reality.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it would be investing $20 million to bring new national education standards into the classroom using game-based learning, social-networking and other approaches to capture the imagination of bored or unmotivated students.
If your teacher were to tell you answer to each question before you know how to solve it, then you would learn little in a class. In a team discussion session, the outcome is the same as above, therefore shortcutting your own thinking process partly or wholly, but this time not by teachers but by other peer students who have been well prepared on their...
There have been dramatic shifts in approaches, curricula, and the overall MBA experience, all with a decidedly student-centric focus. Media rankings, such as those published by Bloomberg Businessweek, have played an influential role in this transformation by shining a light into an insular academic world, opening it up to scrutiny and...
Too little or too much sleep can dull the middle-aged brain, a new study suggests. Women and men who change from sleeping six to eight hours per night to getting more or less sleep once middle-age hits score lower on virtually every test measuring cognitive function.
In a certain part of the brain, neurons — called grid cells — actually create internal maps of the outside world. To do this, they need perfectly-timed electrical oscillations from another part of the brain to serve as a sort of neural pacemaker.
With Arizona's doctor shortage and health insurance set to be extended to millions more, experts predict a huge need for family and primary-care doctors. But as the new graduates of the inaugural class of UA College of Medicine have learned, the world of medicine has become generally much more challenging for doctors since they started medical school...