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  • Study reveals how taking an active role in learning enhances memory

    Driver or passenger? It matters to your brain. A new study from psychology professor Neal Cohen, right, and postdoctoral researcher Joel Voss found that those who have some control over their learning environment do better at remembering what they learned than those who don't. The study offers a first look at the brain mechanisms that contribute to this phenomenon.

    Driver or passenger? It matters to your brain. A new study from psychology professor Neal Cohen, right, and postdoctoral researcher Joel Voss found that those who have some control over their learning environment do better at remembering what they learned than those who don't. The study offers a first look at the brain mechanisms that contribute to this phenomenon.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer Montage by Joel Voss

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  • Editor's note: To contact Neal Cohen, call 217-244-4339; e-mail njc@illinois.edu.
                To reach Joel Voss, e-mail joelvoss@illinois.edu.

                The paper,  “Hippocampal Brain-network Coordination During Volitional
                Exploratory Behavior Enhances Learning,” is available online or from the
                U. of I. News Bureau.