Seventh International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2012 July 30 - August 4

Teaching: A New Frontier
of the Neurocognitive
Sciences, Education
and Culture

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: María Lourdes Majdalani


Abstract: Yadin Dudai
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot. ISRAEL

Learning in a changing world: When more is less, and less is more
Recent advances in brain- and cognitive research unveil processes, windows of opportunity and methods that can promote the acquisition and the retention of learned information and the updating of knowledge in response to change. Of particular interest is the observation that recalled information becomes susceptible to modification within a few minutes to hours after its retrieval. The process, termed "reconsolidation", can be exploited to optimize training and retraining in and outside the classroom.