YouTube and Instagram can bolster learning

Can social media help students who are not doing well in their studies? Yes, says a new research.

This protein helps improve learning and memory

 A new research has suggested that running and memorizing are not two different skills and has discovered that physical and mental activities rely on a single metabolic protein that controls the flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body.

Know why some people are slow learners

Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others take longer? That is because the neural activity in quick learners is different from that in slow learners, reveals a study.

Element of surprise helps babies learn best: Study

Infants have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best, a new study has found.

Music may activate genes for learning, memory

Playing music by professional musicians can enhance the activity of genes involved in motor functions learning and memory, a new study has found.

Take power naps to boost your memory

Short naps during the day can boost memory performance by up to five times, a research says.

Toddlers' posture affects memory and learning

Body posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge, a cognitive scientist from the Indiana University has found.

How the brain learns the way things work
How the brain learns the way things work

When we learn a new technical concept, something happens in our brain. But exactly what? That has been a mystery until now.

Listening to Mozart may boost brain power
Listening to Mozart may boost brain power

Listening to just 20 minutes of Mozart may enhance brain functions such as learning and memory, according to new research.

Five things that can fix the ills of broken school system in India
Five things that can fix the ills of broken school system in India

Education should be a balance of quantity and quality. In India, while we have substantially achieved the former, fulfilling the latter is a tremendous challenge. Hari K Verma provides a few solutions to tackle the drawbacks.

Eating late at night bad for your brain

Be warned if you have a strong urge to eat late at night for a new study shows that this could be bad for your brain.

How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Finding a new co-relationship between sleep and memory, a new study on flies has discovered that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected.

Better sleep in youth may aid memory in old age

Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, new research claims.

Emotional events can bolster past memories

 A new study has found that our memories can not only travel back in time to retrieve events from the past but can also update past memories with important new information or details.

How practice makes us 'perfect'

A single skill can be learned faster if its follow-through motion is consistent, but multiple skills can be learned simultaneously if the follow-through motion is varied, new research has found.

Spent two years learning to walk and talk again: Sharon Stone
Spent two years learning to walk and talk again: Sharon Stone

Actress Sharon Stone said she struggled a lot post her massive brain hemorrhage 13 years ago.

Consistent distraction doesn't affect learning
Consistent distraction doesn't affect learning

A new study has revealed that consistent distraction doesn't hinder learning and inconsistent is the real problem.

I am learning everyday on sets of 'Phir Se': Kunal Kohli
I am learning everyday on sets of 'Phir Se': Kunal Kohli

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, who is all set to make his acting debut with 'Phir Se', says he is enjoying being in front of the camera.

Susan Boyle learning to write her own songs?
Susan Boyle learning to write her own songs?

Singer Susan Boyle is reportedly learning to write her own music as she wants to offer something new to her fans.

Chinmayi praises Sonakshi for her effort in learning Tamil
Chinmayi praises Sonakshi for her effort in learning Tamil

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who surprised Rajinikanth with her performance in 'Lingaa', earned praise from popular playback singer Chinmayi who has dubbed for her in the upcoming Tamil movie.