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The Most Significant Predictor of Writing Ability

The Most Significant Predictor of Writing Ability

Researchers discover the key to closing the achievement gap in English learners' writing abilities.

How Dopamine Hacks Decision Making

How Dopamine Hacks Decision Making

New insight into how dopamine controls learning and decision-making processes.

Whether a Task Feels ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ May Be Due to Dopamine

Whether a Task Feels ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ May Be Due to Dopamine

Why do physical efforts feel “easy” to some and exhausting to others? It may come down to the brain chemical dopamine (and why that matters).

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Board games are already known to enhance learning and development including reading and literacy. Which ones help boost math skills?

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.

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Kids imagine themselves as different characters it builds creativity which can make them more resilient.

Why Our Brains Prefer Symbols to Words

Why Our Brains Prefer Symbols to Words

New study dives into our brain’s knack for recalling symbols and logos over their word counterparts.

'Mister Rogers' 2.0? Chatbot Aims to Boost Kids' Positive Self Talk

'Mister Rogers' 2.0? Chatbot Aims to Boost Kids' Positive Self Talk

Researchers aim to create child-centric experiences with a chatbot that provide fun and educational practice opportunities without compromises children’s privacy.

Mind-Body Connection is Built into Brain

Mind-Body Connection is Built into Brain

The mind-body connection is designed to help us learn and remember, and to use what we know as tools for new learning and problem-solving.

How to Outsmart Dopamine and Limit Your Kids' Screen Time

How to Outsmart Dopamine and Limit Your Kids' Screen Time

A better understanding of what's going on in kids' brains while they're streaming and scrolling offers powerful insights into how parents can better manage and limit these activities.

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.

No Magic Number for Time It Takes to Form Habits

No Magic Number for Time It Takes to Form Habits

"You may have heard that it takes about 21 days to form a habit, but that estimate was not based on any science."