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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.

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.

A Boost to Executive Function in Early Childhood

A Boost to Executive Function in Early Childhood

Researchers explore whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers’ executive function.

Can ‘Random Noise’ Unlock Our Learning Potential?

Can ‘Random Noise’ Unlock Our Learning Potential?

Though many of us may seek a quiet place in which to study, ‘noise’ may play a key role in helping some people improve their learning potential.

What You Know Changes How You See Things

What You Know Changes How You See Things

Which brain regions process objects? It depends on what we know about its purpose.

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.