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The Way We Learn From Mistakes Can Lead to Anxiety

The Way We Learn From Mistakes Can Lead to Anxiety

Student expectations of exam grades reveal which individuals have an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, and why that matters.

How Your Mood Affects the Way You Process Language

How Your Mood Affects the Way You Process Language

When participants were in a negative mood, they showed a certain type of brain activity that leads researchers to think we should pay more attention to our mood when we do some tasks.

Talk With Your Hands? You Might Think With Them Too!

Talk With Your Hands? You Might Think With Them Too!

When we learn, we use movement practice to embed movement patterns into our muscle memory.

Forgetting is Natural, But These Two Techniques Can Slow it Down

Forgetting is Natural, But These Two Techniques Can Slow it Down

Researchers find that using two well-known techniques together offer drastic changes in learning effectiveness.

What Your Gaze Reveals: Attention, Processing and More

What Your Gaze Reveals: Attention, Processing and More

Eye movements during tasks provide information about what the person is currently occupied with and what goals are being pursued within the task.

Why Are Language Delays More Common in Boys?

Why Are Language Delays More Common in Boys?

Caregivers talk more to toddlers after they say their first word, which suggests that children actively influence their own language development.

Optimizing The Classroom to Accelerate Learning

Optimizing The Classroom to Accelerate Learning

A new approach to grouping theory uses math to determine how to organize individuals to maximize learning.

Lemon Not Melon: How Our Brains “Time-Stamp” Sounds to Process the Words We Hear

Lemon Not Melon: How Our Brains “Time-Stamp” Sounds to Process the Words We Hear

While the brain’s role in processing individual sounds has been well-researched, there is much we don’t know about how we manage the fast auditory sequences that constitute speech.

Making Memories While We Sleep: One Brain Region Teaches Another

Making Memories While We Sleep: One Brain Region Teaches Another

As the body moves between REM and slow-wave sleep cycles, the hippocampus and neocortex interact in ways that are key to memory formation.

How Students Determine If They're a “Math Person” or “Reading Person”

How Students Determine If They're a “Math Person” or “Reading Person”

As students progress through their K-12 years they become more likely to engage in comparisons to determine whether they are either a “math person” or a “reading person.” 

How Too Much Motivation Can Affect Decision Making

How Too Much Motivation Can Affect Decision Making

Researchers reveal why a level of motivation that is too high or too low can affect our perception and therefore our choices.

Teaching Self Regulation: Is Earlier Better?

Teaching Self Regulation: Is Earlier Better?

Researchers explore the long-term effects of teaching self-regulation skills in young students.