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A Faster Way to Learn to Read

A Faster Way to Learn to Read

This method is more effective and quicker at teaching reading skills compared to typing and watching videos.

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

Our ability to remember connections between unrelated items may have more to do with sleep than previously thought.

Just Being Around New Things Makes Us ‘Ready to Learn’

Just Being Around New Things Makes Us ‘Ready to Learn’

Educators have long recognized the value of “background information” in the learning process. Exposure to new information at the background level can help us be ready to learn in formal classroom instruction.

Early English Lessons Have Lasting Effects

Early English Lessons Have Lasting Effects

An earlier study had raised doubts about the effectiveness of learning English in the first grade. This new research challenges that assumption.

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.