Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain Tissue

Fifteen years ago, a study showed that London cab drivers had enlarged brains. CMU's Tim Keller and Marcel Just have determined that detailed navigation information causes hippocampal changes. This finding establishes a critical link between structural and functional brain changes during learning.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Professor Vicki Helegeson talks to CBS Pittsburgh about her new social support and diabetes study

Prof. Vicki Helgeson stops by to talk about a new diabetes study at CMU.
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, Not a Cause

The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions.CMU scientists investigated how procedural learning - how we acquire skills and habits such as riding a bike - impacts how individuals with dyslexia learn speech sound categories. They found that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia.
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