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Experts Available to Discuss President Obama’s Austin Visit from The University of Texas

President Obama’s trip to Austin Thursday will include a visit to Manor New Technology High School. The high-tech high school is a field site for The University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach program, which actively trains the next generation of STEM educators and is a model for other programs around the country. Also, the STEM…   » Continue Reading

Memories Serve as Tools for Learning and Decision-Making, New Study Shows

When humans learn, their brains relate new information with past experiences to derive new knowledge, according to psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, led by Alison Preston, assistant professor of psychology and neurobiology, shows this memory-binding process allows people to better understand new concepts and make future decisions. The findings…   » Continue Reading

Self-Reported Cognitive Difficulties May Indicate Early Signs of Cerebrovascular Disease, Research Shows

Middle-aged adults at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) can perceive and complain about related cognitive difficulties long before standard neuropsychological screening tools detect any problems, according to a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin.