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Driver or Passenger? It Matters to Your Brain.

Caption: A new study from psychology professor Neal Cohen (in blue shirt) and postdoctoral researcher Joel Voss found that those who have some control over their learning environment do better at remembering what they learned than those who don't. The study offers a first look at the brain mechanisms that contribute to this phenomenon.

Credit: Photos by L. Brian Stauffer. Montage by Joel Voss.

Usage Restrictions: Photo may be used only with stories about the research described in the news release. Please credit: Photos by L. Brian Stauffer. Montage by Joel Voss.

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