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Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

AUSTIN, Texas — A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.

University of Texas at Austin Professors Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

University of Texas at Austin Professors Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

University of Texas at Austin faculty members Richard Aldrich and William Roger Louis have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Scientists Identify New Approaches to Treating PTSD

Scientists Identify New Approaches to Treating PTSD

Drugs known as HDAC inhibitors may prove useful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin's Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research.

Bat Love Songs Decoded

Bat Love Songs Decoded

It might not sound like crooners singing about love on the radio, but bats sing love songs to each other too, say researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University who are believed to be the first to decode the mysterious sounds made by the winged creatures.

Brain’s Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified

Brain’s Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified

Ducking a punch or a thrown spear calls for the power of the human brain to process 3-D motion, and to perceive an object (whether it's offensive or not) moving in three dimensions is critical to survival. It also leads to a lot of fun at 3-D movies.

Science Building Named for Norman Hackerman, Esteemed Chemist and President Emeritus

Science Building Named for Norman Hackerman, Esteemed Chemist and President Emeritus

The newest science building now being built on The University of Texas at Austin campus will be named in honor and memory of Dr. Norman Hackerman, chemist, professor and president emeritus.

Biomechanics Scholar and Autism Expert Honored with National Award

Dr. Jody Jensen, an expert on balance and locomotor skills over the lifespan in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the Ruth B. Glassow Biomechanics Award by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.