When volcanoes disrupt life on Earth

Craters in Laki region (Iceland)

The threat posed to biodiversity today is nothing compared to the violent volcanic events that affected the Earth in the past. These events created vast continents of lava, altered the climate and led to the extinction of numerous living species. Researchers at UNIL have retraced how such exceptional geological events unfolded.

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Using multiple senses to improve memory

Elephant

The better you are at combining visual and auditory information, the better you can remember what you’ve learned. This conclusion reached by neuroscientists at UNIL demonstrates the effectiveness of teaching methods which simultaneously make use of multiple senses, like that developed by Maria Montessori. This could also improve the rehabilitation of stroke victims.

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