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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 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.

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.

Learning to Enjoy Cognitive Effort

Learning to Enjoy Cognitive Effort

Researchers challenge a common assumption and find that challenging cognitive activities can be experienced as rewarding and valuable.

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.

How to Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition

How to Boost Children's Letter Sound Recognition

Children who did this became twice as proficient at difficult letter sounds compared to those who received traditional instruction.

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How do we learn from our mistakes? This important brain research helps us understand how our brains detect our mistakes.

Learning Through ‘Guided’ Play Can Be As Effective As Adult-Led Instruction

Learning Through ‘Guided’ Play Can Be As Effective As Adult-Led Instruction

Play-based learning may also have a more positive effect on younger children’s acquisition of important early maths skills compared with traditional, direct instruction.

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.

Parent-Teacher Relationship Vital to Home Learning

Parent-Teacher Relationship Vital to Home Learning

New study reveals extent of practical and emotional support offered by teachers.