Want to Learn More? Pick Up a Pen

When you're learning new information and you want to remember it, you might be tempted to reach for your keyboard or your phone. However,...

The Hop on Pop Revolution

Reading to a toddler-aged child does more than just get them to sit still for a few minutes. Led by James Law, Professor of Speech and...

The Cutest Fact You'll Learn Today

We all want to hang out with the people who really “get” us—our equals, our peers. As it turns out, this even appears to hold true for...

Remembering Hermann Ebbinghaus

Read this shopping list, and then cover it with your hand: Bread Milk Oranges Peanut Butter Yogurt Pickles Turkey Folders Tissue ...

What's in Your Brain Attic?

Hoarders are an interesting lot. Some contend that it’s a form of mental illness: the compulsive need to hold onto a wide variety of...

The Achilles' Heel in Your Thinking

Have you ever wondered why some people—and maybe we’re talking about you—are so adamant about some things? It might be a political...

Are You Smarter Than a Mouse?

"Are you smarter than a mouse?" This was one of the intriguing topics presented at this week's Society for Neuroscience conference in San...