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How do native Polish speakers identify and classify the British English monophthongs?

Introduction There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of their native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, & MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, & MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al. … Continue reading

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Learning Too Late of Perils in Gas Well Leases

Source: NYTimes After Scott Ely and his father talked with salesmen from an energy company about signing the lease allowing gas drilling on their land in northeastern Pennsylvania, he said he felt certain it required the company to leave the … Continue reading

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Reasoning, Learning, and Creativity: Frontal Lobe Function and Human Decision-Making

Anne Collins & Etienne Koechlin PLoS Biology Abstract The frontal lobes subserve decision-making and executive control—that is, the selection and coordination of goal-directed behaviors. Current models of frontal executive function, however, do not explain human decision-making in everyday environments featuring … Continue reading

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Learning Best When You Rest: Sleeping After Processing New Info Most Effective

Science Daily Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall. Notre Dame … Continue reading

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TEDx TheWoodlands 2011: Barbara Campbell – Bringing Learning to Life — Bringing Life to Learning

Barbara Campbell TEDx Barb Campbell is currently a Leading Excellence Fellow with YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, TX. Her areas of professional interest include service learning, school culture, community engagement and social entrepreneurship. She has seventeen years experience in … Continue reading

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A New Look at “Filler Cells” in the Brain Reveals Their Role in Learning

Janelle Weaver PLoS When we learn associations between items or ideas, such as the value of currency used in a foreign country, the connections between certain brain cells become stronger. In the cellular process thought to underlie learning and memory—long-term … Continue reading

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‘Downloading’ new skills into our brains like characters on The Matrix set to become a reality, say scientists

Source: Daily Mail Learning a martial art, how to fly a plane or how to speak a new language without even being awake is set to become a reality, say researchers. Scientists at Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories … Continue reading

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Kids under 2 should play, not watch TV, doctors say

Source: MSNBC Children under age 2 should avoid watching TV as much as possible, according to a new policy statement from the nation’s largest group of pediatricians, who suggest the tots should play instead. The idea that TV programs are … Continue reading

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