Reading and Listening Evoke Near Identical Activity in Brain

Sep 3, 2019 by

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicates that reading a story and listening to it both activate the same areas in the brain that determine the words’ semantics or meaning. The findings may help us better...

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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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Reading aloud boosts memory

Dec 30, 2017 by

A new study published in the journal Memory showed that “the production effect”—speaking and hearing yourself speak—helps the brain store information better for long-term memory....

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Cognitive ability genes identified

Dec 4, 2017 by

Research from Feinstein Institute of Medical Research in New York looked at the results of 107,207 people’s neuropsychological tests and genomes. The scientists unlocked new details about the role of genetics in cognitive skills....

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