Scientists discover how to predict learning using brain analysis

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:20 in Psychology & Sociology

An international team of scientists has developed a way to predict how much a person can learn. Researchers collected brain imaging data from people performing a motor task, and then analyzed this data using new computational techniques. They found evidence that the flexibility of a person's brain can be used to predict how well someone will learn. The researchers view flexibility as how different areas of the brain link up in different combinations.

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