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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Quiet rest after learning helps us remember the fine details

May 28, 2018 by

A research study from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK found that simply resting for 10 minutes after learning something new is enough to help us better memorize it in fine detail....

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New study shows learning occurs in dendrites, not synapses

May 4, 2018 by

A new study proposes that learning isn’t done in the synapses but rather in a few dendrites, the branches that feed inputs to the neuron....

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Father’s fitness may boost kids’ brain power

Apr 26, 2018 by

Exposing mice to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise increased their learning ability, and also the learning ability of their offspring....

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