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Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

February 13, 2018

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families.

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Study reveals molecular mechanisms of memory formation

February 8, 2018

Study reveals molecular mechanisms of memory formation

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

MIT neuroscientists have uncovered a cellular pathway that allows specific synapses to become stronger during memory formation. The findings provide the first glimpse of the molecular mechanism by which long-term memories are encoded in a region of the hippocampus called CA3.

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