Prenatal depression can alter child’s brain connectivity

Sep 8, 2020 by

Research published in JNeurosci indicates that prenatal depression can alter the baby’s brain connectivity and later, affect behavior....

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Regular exercise enhances cognition in children

Aug 10, 2020 by

The results from three experiments showed that the benefits of regular exercise on cognition were greater in kids who have poor cognitive skills. This was especially true with executive function....

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The 411 on dysgraphia

Aug 4, 2020 by

Dysgraphia, the technical term for “trouble with writing,” is typically characterized by poor spelling, impaired handwriting and problems selected the correct words to use. It affects children and adults but for adults, it’s more likely to occur following a...

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Confidence and curiosity may help kids with math and reading

Feb 14, 2019 by

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin has found that children’s personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, specifically related to confidence and intellectual curiosity....

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Dyslexia gene may predict concussion susceptibility among football players...

Nov 4, 2018 by

In a surprising study, researchers found that athletes with a version of the KIAA0319 gene linked to increase incidence of dyslexia were less likely to have concussion injuries compared to athletes with the variant of the KIAA0319 gene that...

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Reading is a team-lift as different brain parts work together...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Research from the University of Buffalo have found that how sensory-specific parts of the brain connect functionally during child development predicts their reading proficiency....

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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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