How Music Helps Learning

Mar 4, 2019 by

Researchers from McGill University in Canada determined that music can motivate learning and activate the brain’s reward system. They used MRI to watch how enjoyable music motivated people’s brain to learn and try to earn rewards....

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How Language-Learning Boosts the Brain

Feb 28, 2019 by

New research out of Switzerland has shown that students who seriously committed to learning a new language had growth in several areas of the brain. The hippocampus, which is associated with learning and spatial navigation, and the outmost layer...

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Researchers find clues into early development of ASD

Feb 16, 2019 by

Researchers at the Salk Institute compared stem cells created from people with and without autism spectrum disorder. They found measurable differences in both the patterns and the speed of development in the cells derived from those with autism spectrum...

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Why green space is good for kids’ brains

Oct 28, 2018 by

There’s new evidence that giving kids plenty of outside time helps their spatial working memory—the ability to retain visual information long enough to process it and put it to use in problem solving....

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Study finds more minorities labeled “learning disabilities” because of social inequities...

Sep 10, 2018 by

Portland State University researchers found that the disproportionate placement of racial minorities into special ed for learning disabilities is largely due to social inequities outside the schools rather than racially biased educators....

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Glial cells play active role in memory and learning

Jul 6, 2018 by

Also called “astrocytes” because they are shaped like stars, glial cells prune unwanted synapses in the brain to manage the limited space in the hippocampus....

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Serotonin enhances learning

Jul 2, 2018 by

Researchers at two institutions have found that serotonin appears to contribute to the speed at which we learn new information....

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