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How a Walk in Nature Restores Attention

How a Walk in Nature Restores Attention

Time spent in nature is good for the heart and soul, new research shows that it is good for your brain, too.

Boost Fine Motor Skills AND Motor Memory With This One Habit

Boost Fine Motor Skills AND Motor Memory With This One Habit

Anyone seeking to improve fine motor skills -- from young children to surgeons to gamers -- can benefit from this habit both before and after practicing their new skills.

3 Habits That Increase Reasoning Skills in Children

3 Habits That Increase Reasoning Skills in Children

These three habits enhanced reasoning skills among children over the first two school years.

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

From positive associations to preventing the release of too much cortisol, learn how daily exercise boosts resiliency in kids.

How The Brain’s Internal Compass Works

How The Brain’s Internal Compass Works

New study reveals how the brain makes sense of changing environmental cues.

How The Instinct to Explore Helps The Brain Learn

How The Instinct to Explore Helps The Brain Learn

How an instinct to explore helps animals learn to map their environment.

Visual Navigation for Crawling and Walking Use Different Brain Regions (And Why That Matters)

Visual Navigation for Crawling and Walking Use Different Brain Regions (And Why That Matters)

New research findings may help explain developmental milestones as children learn to interact with and navigate their near environments.

The Future of Learning Includes All of Our Senses

The Future of Learning Includes All of Our Senses

Neuroscientists reveal how the brain is optimized for learning with all the senses and with movement in a wide variety of domains, such as letter and vocabulary acquisition, reading, mathematics, music, and spatial orientation.

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.

Slow Learner? It Could Be From Long-Term Stress

Slow Learner? It Could Be From Long-Term Stress

Long-term stress -- to which children are increasingly exposed -- can potentially cause serious damage to the brain, according to a new study.

From Hopscotch to Handwriting: Trial and Error is our Best Teacher

From Hopscotch to Handwriting: Trial and Error is our Best Teacher

Although we often think that we don’t want to make mistakes, this new model of learning reminds us that trying new things and making mistakes are our best teachers.

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.