Researchers Discover Why Learning Can Be Difficult
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Findings, published in Nature, could lead to improved treatments for stroke, other brain injuries.
The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)
Research: “Neural constraints on learning” by Patrick T. Sadtler, Kristin M. Quick, Matthew D. Golub, Steven M. Chase, Stephen I. Ryu, Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, Byron M. Yu and Aaron P. Batista in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature13665
Image: Scientists mapped neural activity patterns (white dots) in a learning brain. They found that learning occurs faster when it only requires existing patterns of activity (red box) than when it needs to use patterns outside of the red box. Credit Batista lab, University of Pittsburgh.