Seven digits is the "magic number" for neuroscientists. It's just about the maximum your short-term memory can retain. Can you remember a seven-digit number? Find out with Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University.
Shinn-Cunningham and other leaders from the Science of Learning Centers provided a Capitol Hill briefing June 24, 2015 on their work studying how the brain learns and develops. Rep. Chaka Fattah hosted the briefing.
Find more information on CELEST (the Center for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology).
The other Science of Learning Centers are:
Credit: National Science Foundation