Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain TissueFifteen 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.
Professor Vicki Helegeson talks to CBS Pittsburgh about her new social support and diabetes studyProf. Vicki Helgeson stops by to talk about a new diabetes study at CMU.
Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, Not a CauseThe 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.
Training by Repetition Actually Prevents Learning for Those With AutismFriday, October 02, 2015