What’s LearningRx? Watch the video!

Nov 23, 2016 by

What is LearningRx personal brain training and why does it work? LearningRx one-on-one brain training focuses on a set of seven cognitive skills that allow us to learn easier, think faster, and perform better: http://www.learningrx.com. This video explains what these...

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Neuroimaging reveals mental stages as students do math

Sep 16, 2016 by

A Carnegie Mellon University study used fMRIs to identify patterns of brain activity that correspond with four distinct stages of problem solving....

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Training the Brain: Beyond Vision Therapy

Aug 23, 2016 by

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the ThinkRx cognitive training program. Sixty-one children (ages 6–18) were given pretest and post-test assessments using seven batteries from the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of...

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What goes wrong in the brain when someone can’t spell

Apr 8, 2016 by

Researchers studying stroke victims who have lost their ability to spell have pinpointed the areas of the brain that control how we write words....

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Inborn deficit adds to dyscalculia

Jul 14, 2014 by

Researchers in Austria have discovered that an inborn deficit causes kids with dyscalculia (trouble with math) to have an imprecise representation of numbers....

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Scientists find the spot in the brain that activates with numerals...

Apr 19, 2013 by

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers figured out the exact spot in the brain (about 1/5″ across!) gets activated when we look at ordinary numerals (like 3 or 52). The activity declines when people are shown numbers that are...

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Math anxiety may cause physical pain

Nov 4, 2012 by

People who are anxious about math may experience physical pain and “instinctive risk detection.” That’s because math anxiety triggers regions of the brain associated with pain. In one study, these results were found on adults, so it’s not just...

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