Flickering screens may help kids with reading and writing difficulties...

Oct 28, 2021 by

A new Swedish-Norwegian study has found that children with reading and writing difficulties who are presented with text on screens with flickering white noise both read better and remember what they have read better....

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Office air quality may affect employees’ cognition and productivity...

Oct 21, 2021 by

New research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that air quality within an office can have significant impacts on employees’ cognitive function. The skills affected include response times, focus and productivity....

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Words and sounds processed separately but simultaneously in brain...

Sep 28, 2021 by

Neuroscientists have discovered a new pathway in our brains that processes the sounds of language. The new research indicates that auditory and speech processing occur in parallel. This contradicts the theory that our brains process acoustic information and then...

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Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language in boys...

Aug 12, 2021 by

A new study from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry found that infant boys with a higher composition of a particular gut microbiota show enhanced neurodevelopment....

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Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child’s high risk of dyslexia...

Apr 1, 2021 by

In a new study, dyslexic 7- and 8-year-olds were shown to have different activation in the left hemisphere compared to the control group. This is the region of the brain that specializes in processing language and speech....

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Ineffective ‘learning styles’ theory persists in education...

Mar 9, 2021 by

Swansea University research published a new review about the widespread belief that students should be taught according to their “learning style.” The team found that not only is the method ineffective, but it may also be harmful to learners....

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