Tagged: Learning

On learning the sounds of a new (spoken) language - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 17, 2011

Infants learn languages so easily. In particular, they are able to distinguish the important sounds in a language. Below are two videos of lectures given by Professor Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington) exploring how infants learn language. The first first, the shorter of the two, is a TEDx presentation; the latter is a longer … Read More

The ever-changing world of dendritic spines - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Dec 18, 2009

Santiago Ramón y Cajal originally described spines in the dendrites of neurons in the cerebellum back in the late 19th century, but it wasn’t until the mid 1950’s with the development of the electron microscope that these structures were shown to be synaptic structures. Although it has been known that the number of dendritic spines [...] … Read More