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Long-Term Learning Requires New Nerve Insulation

For a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.

Microscopic image of myelin

Can Technology Mend Our Broken Minds?

Scientists have documented the influence of information overload on attention, perception, memory, decision-making, and emotional regulation. But the same technologies contributing to the cognition crisis could help solve it, argues neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley.

Illustration of a pill bottle with smartphone app symbols in it, and a smartphone with pills on the screen.