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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.

How to Boost Your Child's Resilience at School

How to Boost Your Child's Resilience at School

This activity at home can triple a child’s resilience at school, particularly for children at-risk.

"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.

Words Count: Study Shows Words are Needed to Think About Numbers

Words Count: Study Shows Words are Needed to Think About Numbers

Among adults who vary in their knowledge of number words, the ability to reason about numbers is bound by the highest number they can count to.

Mapping the Musical Mind

Mapping the Musical Mind

Interesting patterns of brain activity emerge during children's musical analysis exercises.

Team Finds Brain Mechanism that Automatically Links Objects in our Minds

Team Finds Brain Mechanism that Automatically Links Objects in our Minds

Scientists map the part of the brain that "links" similar objects, leading to new insights about how the brain processes information out of context.

High Risk of Dyslexia? Self-Confidence is Key

High Risk of Dyslexia? Self-Confidence is Key

Confidence in their own abilities can help kids overcome difficulties with dyslexia.

Puzzle Play Helps Boost Math Skills 

Puzzle Play Helps Boost Math Skills 

Researchers have found that children who played with puzzles at a young age later perform better on tasks utilizing spatial skills.

Infants Capable of Complex Babble May Grow into Stronger Readers

Infants Capable of Complex Babble May Grow into Stronger Readers

Infants' early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study from Florida State University.

Blink! The Link Between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Blink! The Link Between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Researchers have found evidence that spontaneous eye blink activity, which reflects activity in the dopaminergic system, explains the connection between fitness and cognitive function.

We Hear What We Want to Hear

We Hear What We Want to Hear

New findings on the importance of anticipation in brain organization, specifically in auditory processing.