Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Reading for fun improves verbal abilities

Apr 13, 2021 by

A new study from Concordia University has found that the more people read fiction, the better than language skills....

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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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Yoga can increase readiness to learn

Feb 11, 2021 by

Studies from Tulane, Harvard and California State University of Fullerton have found that yoga programs can increase learning by helping children’s brains build neuroplasticity....

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Researchers find visual dictionary in the brain for reading

Jan 14, 2021 by

Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, known as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the brain’s visual dictionary. They found that our ability...

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Framework to study brain connectivity in living organisms

Dec 22, 2020 by

A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports indicates lays out a large medical analytics framework that can be used in neuroscience and neurology to study brain connectivity in living organisms....

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