Thursday, March 27, 2014

EEG observation proves how brain infers structure, rules when learning

According to a new study conducted at the Brown University the brain researchers worked on the tendency for tracking the emergence of rule structures in the frontal cortex. They found that when such structure is not necessary or helpful to learn it can predict from EEG readings how the people would apply them to learn the new things and tasks easily and swiftly. According to the scientist’s context and the rule structures are applicable in every case. From simple to simple task it plays its role. The detailed study is published in Journal of Neuroscience. The lead author, Anne Collins, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences explains, “The world tends to be organized, and so we probably develop prior [notions] over time that there is going to be a structure. When the world is organized, you just reduce the size of what you have to learn about by being able to generalize across situations in which the same things usually happen together.”

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