Teaching Science to the Brain: Carnegie Mellon Scientists Discover How the Brain Learns the Way Things Work
For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University scientists have traced the brain processes that occur during the learning of technical concepts. Published in NeuroImage, the findings reveal how new technical knowledge is built up in the brain during the course of different learning stages. The findings foreshadow the capability to assess the effectiveness of instruction and efficiency of learning by monitoring changes in the brain.
BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding
Eight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university's strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. The projects out of the Psychology Department are Measuring Brain Changes During Stress Management Training and ConnPort: Creating a Standardized Interface To Access Human Connectome Data.
Mind over mucus? CMU researcher gives subjects common colds to test psychological factors in immune systems
Sheldon Cohen, a CMU professor, will put three decades of groundbreaking research online. (One conclusion: Hugs do help.)