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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.

Visualization: How Kids 'See' the Story Beyond the Pictures

Visualization: How Kids 'See' the Story Beyond the Pictures

Visualization is essential to reading comprehension. Researchers discover a simple way to boost it at home.

Teaching Spatial Thinking Boosts Verbal Reasoning

Teaching Spatial Thinking Boosts Verbal Reasoning

New findings could not only upend how educators craft curricula, but reveals a hidden link in the human mind. 

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.