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Foreign Language & Music: Does Rhythm Improve Learning?

Foreign Language & Music: Does Rhythm Improve Learning?

Research has shown that a music-related hobby boosts language skills and affects the processing of speech in the brain. According to a new study, the reverse also happens – learning foreign languages can affect the processing of music in the brain.

Building Your Child's Vocabulary? Learn by Doing!

Building Your Child's Vocabulary? Learn by Doing!

Learning techniques that involve the performance of gestures instead of simple audio or visual information can benefit learners.

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

What are the fundamental skills that young children need to develop at the start of school for future academic success? While a large body of res...

Motivation Depends on How the Brain Processes Fatigue

Motivation Depends on How the Brain Processes Fatigue

How do we decide whether or not an activity which requires work is ‘worth the effort’?

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.

Researchers Find What Motivates Young Children to Learn

Researchers Find What Motivates Young Children to Learn

The study focused on how children’s knowledge level influences what information they find interesting. The findings suggest that children are not simply attracted to information by its novelty.

Not All Recess is Created Equal

Not All Recess is Created Equal

With schools returning to full-time in-person classes this fall now is a good time to rethink, ‘How do we create schools that are more child-friendly?’ 

Thinking in 3D Improves Mathematical Skills

Thinking in 3D Improves Mathematical Skills

New research suggests that there is a strong correlation between early spatial skills and the comprehension of mathematical concepts later.

Taking Short Breaks May Help our Brains Learn New Skills

Taking Short Breaks May Help our Brains Learn New Skills

The resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.

Active Early Learning Shapes the Adult Brain

Active Early Learning Shapes the Adult Brain

An enhanced learning environment during the first five years of life shapes the brain in ways that are apparent four decades later.

These Cognitive Exercises Help Children Boost Their Math Skills

These Cognitive Exercises Help Children Boost Their Math Skills

Young children who practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks improve their math skills more than children who focus on spatial rotation exercises.

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

Petting Therapy Dogs Enhances Thinking Skills

New research shows petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills of stressed students.