A study on the signatures of socioeconomic status in the brain

This new study explains how both nature and nurture contribute to how socioeconomic status shapes the brain’s architecture. This is not that surprising, but I think a lot of people will still be surprised about the – long-known – fact that poverty can also shape the brain. From the press release: Your education, your job,… Read More A study on the signatures of socioeconomic status in the brain

This is the kind of study that can become material for con men and women

This study can make you start to dream, although the study was performed on mice. But imagine it being possible to make your brain younger and smarter? We’ve seen this repeatedly with sudokus and other non-working brain games. And now, I already hear people building their own machines to “boost the electrical activity” in certain… Read More This is the kind of study that can become material for con men and women

Virtual reality and science learning: Two experiments (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Sijie Sheng: Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of an immersive virtual reality (IVR) simulation method compared with a video for teaching and learning scientific knowledge by conducting 2 experiments. In Experiment 1, 131 students were… Read More Virtual reality and science learning: Two experiments (Best Evidence in Brief)