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How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

Toddlers whose mothers received special coaching in this activity grew into teenagers who experience better wellbeing.

"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.

Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

Fit Kids, Fat Vocabularies

New study suggests exercise can boost kids’ vocabulary growth

Singing & Fine Motor Control

Singing & Fine Motor Control

Scientists key in on the brain's mechanism for both singing and learning fine motor skills.

Evidence Dyslexia Affects Children's Visual Processing Beyond Just Reading

Evidence Dyslexia Affects Children's Visual Processing Beyond Just Reading

Children with dyslexia are slower to process visual information, according to new research that sheds new light on which brain processes are affected by dyslexia beyond just reading ability.

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.