Carnegie Mellon University
April 12, 2016

How the Brain Repurposes Itself To Learn Science

The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only been formally defined in the last few centuries.

New CMU research has uncovered how the brain is able to acquire brand new types of ideas, and the findings could be used to improve science instruction.