Since the halcyon days of the early 80s' PC revolution, the number of
females studying computer science has declined steeply. This summer, a
band of dedicated UBC student volunteers is partnering with software giant
SAP to reverse the trend.
UBC researchers have discovered that so-called 'sticky synapses' in the
brain can impair new learning by excessively hard-wiring old memories and
inhibiting our ability to adapt to our changing environment.