Topic: Alison Preston

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014

A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.

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New Study Decodes Brain's Process for Decision Making

Nov. 7, 2013

When faced with a choice, the brain retrieves specific traces of memories, rather than a generalized overview of past experiences, from its mental Rolodex, according to new brain-imaging research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Memories Serve as Tools for Learning and Decision-Making, New Study Shows

July 11, 2012

When humans learn, their brains relate new information with past experiences to derive new knowledge, according to psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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University of Texas at Austin Supercomputing Center to Receive $10 Million in Private Funding

Feb. 21, 2012

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced it has received a commitment of $10 million from the O'Donnell Foundation to advance data-driven science, also called data-enabled or data-intensive science.

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The memory function

Feb. 13, 2012
The memory function

In this research QandA, Assistant Professor Alison Preston reveals how the brain supports memory and how memory influences the decisions we make.

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