learning

Worms have teenage ambivalence, too

Anyone who has allowed a child to "help" with a project quickly learns that kids, no matter how intelligent or eager, are less competent than adults. Teenagers are more capable—but, as every parent knows, teens can be erratic and unreliable. And...

The last frontier

Examining the molecular basis of brain plasticity and the manner in which neurons 'learn' -

University of California (UC) Santa Barbara neuroscientist Kenneth Kosik has been studying the brain for decades. His UC Santa Barbara...

Learning makes animals intelligent

The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behavior. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College have combined knowledge...