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Young children would rather explore than get rewards

Sep 15, 2020 by

Given the choice, young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect in order to explore other options. The research, which was done on 4- to 5-year-old children, found that children continued to explore options besides high-value...

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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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Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Dec 19, 2017 by

A team of researchers studying children with disturbed sleep found that there was a link to impaired memory. They also found a method that might help predict the level of disruption caused by the sleep loss....

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LearningRx reviews study on sleep apnea in children

Jun 28, 2017 by

A sleep study on children 7 to 11 years old who had sleep apnea found that they had substantial reductions in the volume of gray matter compared to children without obstructive sleep apnea....

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Youth football players show brain changes after just one season...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Researchers have identified white matter changes in the brains of kids after head impacts in just one season of playing football—even when there was no diagnosis of concussion....

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Hypertension in teens and kids linked to poorer brain skills

Dec 29, 2016 by

Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children and adolescents with high blood pressure may be at risk of weaker cognitive skills....

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