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CNS 2014 In the News

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Here are highlights of news coverage of science presented at CNS 2014 in Boston (also check out our blog coverage):

last updated April 10, 2014

Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says, Philly.com/HealthDay, April 9, 2014

Brains in Boston: Weekend Recap of Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s Annual Meeting, Scientific American, April 8, 2014

Why Do People, But Not Cameras, Consciously See?

LammeCNS 2014 Blog

Does a camera have consciousness? Well, of course not. But the camera serves as a good starting point for understanding some key features of the human visual system that enable us to have conscious awareness of what we see, as explained Victor Lamme of the University of Amsterdam in a symposium on consciousness at the CNS meeting in Boston on Monday.

Music and Memories Bound in the Brain: People’s Choice Award Winning Posters

copyright: Lisa M.P. Munoz

CNS 2014 Blog

Every time I hear “Let My Love Open the Door to Your Heart” by Pete Townshend, I am instantly transported to my sister’s wedding – and it’s not just the memory of the song: I remember little details that I would otherwise never think about again, such as the colors of the flowers, how the food tasted, and how I felt that night. One region of my brain is helping to bind together the song, memories, and emotions, according to new research.

From Learning in Infancy to Planning Ahead in Adulthood: Sleep’s Vital Role for Memory

credit: Steve Evans from Citizen of the World; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sleeping_baby_boy_(3150781920).jpg

CNS 2014 Press Release

Boston – April 8, 2014 – Babies and young children make giant developmental leaps all of the time. Sometimes, it seems, even overnight they figure out how to recognize certain shapes or what the word “no” means no matter who says it. It turns out that making those leaps could be a nap away: New research finds that infants who nap are better able to apply lessons learned to new skills, while preschoolers are better able to retain learned knowledge after napping.

Changing Children’s Cognitive Abilities Through Targeted Interventions

John Ganrieli at CNS 2014 in Boston; copyright: Lisa M.P. MunozCNS 2014 Blog

Our cognitive fates are not sealed – that was a powerful message that came out yesterday from a session on developmental cognitive neuroscience at the CNS meeting in Boston. In four talks, speakers laid out new ways neuroscience findings can help children learn, even if they are experiencing challenges because of a developmental disorder or environmental factors.