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Got Rhythm? This Type of Music Boosts Brain Performance

Got Rhythm? This Type of Music Boosts Brain Performance

Listening to these types of songs during an activity helped participants focus attention and multitask, especially those who have good rhythm.

How Kids Problem Solve in New, Creative Ways (And Why You Should Encourage It)

How Kids Problem Solve in New, Creative Ways (And Why You Should Encourage It)

A new study shows that kids broader attentional focus can also prove to be an advantage to finding new, creative ways of problem solving.

Just Being Around New Things Makes Us ‘Ready to Learn’

Just Being Around New Things Makes Us ‘Ready to Learn’

Educators have long recognized the value of “background information” in the learning process. Exposure to new information at the background level can help us be ready to learn in formal classroom instruction.

Need to Improve Concentration? Try This.

Need to Improve Concentration? Try This.

Researchers confirm the correlation between concentration and health-related quality of life and this everyday activity with primary school students.

"Do You See What I See?" How Cultural Diversity Impacts Attention

"Do You See What I See?" How Cultural Diversity Impacts Attention

New insights into the role of social interaction and cultural diversity in the development of attention.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

A neurochemical explanation for why looking at something actually helps kiddos pay better attention.

Brain Flow (And How to Achieve It)

Brain Flow (And How to Achieve It)

Flow is said to be good for our well-being — and there is evidence that it can ward off depression, prevent burnout and make us more resilient.

Making The Wait Less Arduous for Young Children

Making The Wait Less Arduous for Young Children

Three minutes can be endless for small children. They can learn how to bridge them effectively--no matter their temperament--with this strategy.

The Best Way to Avoid Procrastination

The Best Way to Avoid Procrastination

If you want someone to help you out with something, this is the best way to keep them from procrastinating.

How Do We Learn to Learn? New Research Offers an Education

How Do We Learn to Learn? New Research Offers an Education

Cognitive training designed to focus on what’s important while ignoring distractions can enhance the brain’s information processing, enabling the ability to “learn to learn."

How to Help Girls Stay Engaged with Science

How to Help Girls Stay Engaged with Science

This program was linked to higher average science grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls.

How to Make Learning More Effective

How to Make Learning More Effective

Engaging students in these activities resulted in improved academic performance compared to traditional lectures, lessons or readings.