Researching human spatial recognition

NSF Science Nation Video - April 2, 2014

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Amy Shelton is testing human spatial recognition. Study subjects learn and recall their way around a virtual maze while an MRI scans their brains. By analyzing MRI images of blood flow in the human Shelton can get a picture of how the brain learns and recalls the spatial world outside the body.

How well can you focus your brain?

Seven digits is the “magic number” for neuroscientists. It’s just about the maximum your short-term memory can retain. Can you remember a seven-digit number? Find out with Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University​. Rep. Chaka Fattah hosted the briefing.

Shinn-Cunningham and other leaders from the Science of Learning Centers provided a Capitol Hill briefing June 24, 2015 on their work studying how the brain learns and develops.

VIDEO- published on July 27, 2015 by NSF BRAIN Initiative

Skip to toolbar