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Eight research teams working with DARPA to discover best ways to activate neuroplasticity and accelerate learning

DARPA Funds Brain-Stim­u­la­tion Research to Speed Learn­ing (DoD news):

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is work­ing with sev­en U.S. uni­ver­si­ties and ele­ments of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stim­u­late the brain in a non-inva­sive way to speed up learn­ing.

DARPA announced the Tar­get­ed Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty Train­ing, or TNT, pro­gram Read the rest of this entry »

Study debunks the “earlier is always better” myth about brain development and cognitive training

teenagers_collegeGood News: You’ve Got a Bet­ter Brain Than You Think (Time):

Get­ting old­er? No worries…When does our learn­ing poten­tial start to go soft? A new paper pub­lished in Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence sug­gests that it might be lat­er than we thought. Read the rest of this entry »

The (Tailored) Future of New Driver Training

New dri­ver train­ing study high­lights impor­tance of post-licence skills (Sci­ence Net­work):

Crash rates are high­est imme­di­ate­ly after licensing…so there is poten­tial for improv­ing safe­ty dur­ing the first six months,” Dr Bean­land says…“Driving involves a high­ly com­plex skill set, so dri­vers need some kind of train­ing and prac­tice to acquire those skills…The paper found cog­ni­tive skills train­ing (par­tic­u­lar­ly haz­ard per­cep­tion) had the poten­tial to sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce crash risk, and Read the rest of this entry »

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