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Speech and the Brain: New Research Challenges Common Assumption

Speech and the Brain: New Research Challenges Common Assumption

What happens in our brain when we speak?  This important brain research shows how different brain areas all work together to create the ability to make “speech sounds” quickly and accurately.

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 Counting Promotes Fair Sharing in Preschoolers

How Counting Promotes Fair Sharing in Preschoolers

Researchers show how symbolic counting skills were the single biggest predictor of preschoolers' fair sharing behavior.

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.

Memory Formation Influenced By How Brain Networks Develop During Youth

Memory Formation Influenced By How Brain Networks Develop During Youth

Study suggests how ‘your brain is learning to multitask as you get older.

"Math Neurons" Identified in the Brain

"Math Neurons" Identified in the Brain

When performing calculations, some neurons are active when adding, others when subtracting.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

A neurochemical explanation for why looking at something actually helps kiddos pay better attention.

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.

Brain Flow (And How to Achieve It)

Brain Flow (And How to Achieve It)

Flow is said to be good for our well-being — and there is evidence that it can ward off depression, prevent burnout and make us more resilient.

Making The Wait Less Arduous for Young Children

Making The Wait Less Arduous for Young Children

Three minutes can be endless for small children. They can learn how to bridge them effectively--no matter their temperament--with this strategy.