The Learning Box (image) NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Share Print E-Mail Caption Scientists mapped neural activity patterns (white dots) in a learning brain. They found that learning occurs faster when it only requires existing patterns of activity (red box) than when it needs to use patterns outside of the red box. Credit Courtesy of Batista lab, University of Pittsburgh Usage Restrictions Please use for educational purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.