Infant brain responses predict reading speed in secondary school...

Jan 12, 2018 by

There’s new evidence that for babies with an inherited risk for dyslexia, their brain responses as infants predict how fast they’ll read in secondary school....

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Reading aloud boosts memory

Dec 30, 2017 by

A new study published in the journal Memory showed that “the production effect”—speaking and hearing yourself speak—helps the brain store information better for long-term memory....

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Cognitive ability genes identified

Dec 4, 2017 by

Research from Feinstein Institute of Medical Research in New York looked at the results of 107,207 people’s neuropsychological tests and genomes. The scientists unlocked new details about the role of genetics in cognitive skills....

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Reading stories creates universal patterns in the brain

Nov 19, 2017 by

Researchers studying the brains of people reading narratives in a variety of languages found that even though the stories may be written in different alphabets or read in a different direction, there are universal patterns that are created in...

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General anesthesia may harm brain development

Oct 4, 2017 by

A general anesthetic called isoflurane has been found to interfere with the developing brain and therefore should be avoided whenever possible in pregnant women and kids under 3....

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Storytime a “turbocharger” for a child’s brain

Sep 18, 2017 by

An international study published in PLOS ONE found that engaging kids while reading books to them gives their brains a cognitive boost....

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LearningRx reviews study on sex differences in dyslexia

Jun 14, 2017 by

Study provides clues to sex differences in dyslexia Researchers found that males’ processing speed had greater variability than females’ processing speed, and that males have a lower average reading performance compared to females....

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