The Museum also explores other aspects of growing up, from schooldays and clubs to clothing, health and holidays.For further details about the refurbishment see our news release and discover Stories of Childhood on the Museum of Childhood blog See you soon!Therefore, the researchers speculate that finding ways to directly stimulate mossy fiber activity might have the same benefits on associative learning as running.

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Despite these groundbreaking findings about associative learning in the cerebellum, the authors are quick to point out that faster running speeds may not necessarily enhance learning speeds in other brain regions.

"We don't know whether this is true for other, non cerebellar, kinds of learning,” Albergaria cautions.

But here, all we had to do was control how fast mice were running to obtain an improvement.

It would be interesting to see if this holds for humans, for cerebellar forms of learning — and even for other types of learning," Carey said in a statement.

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The brand new Gallery One features 60 rarely-seen objects relating to childhood life, learning and play following a five-month refurbishment of the ground floor.

Newly displayed items include retro favourites like this Buzz Lightyear action figure from the year 2000, a Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone dating to 1979 and more!

Childcare and life at home, nursery and school also feature, along with a substantial costume collection reflecting children’s fashions and lifestyles.