Tweet: Stanford study on how the brain decides what to learn by Xiaoke Chen and Greg Nachtrab

Neuro-scientists know a lot about how our brains learn new things, but not much about how they choose what to focus on while they learn.

According to this study, a part of the brain called the paraventricular thalamus, or PVT, serves as a kind of gatekeeper, making sure that the brain identifies and tracks the most salient details of a situation.

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Original Source
Sciencedaily Article
News.stanford.edu

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