The Dyslexic Brain: Variability in Natural Speech is Challenging...

Jul 28, 2020 by

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have found neural-level evidence that the “continuous variation” in our natural speech makes it difficult for adults with developmental reading-deficit dyslexia to discriminate between phonemes....

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New Genetic Mutations Linked to ASD

Jul 24, 2020 by

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1, which is interacts with several autism genes. The mutations affect memory, learning and brain development....

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Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age

Jul 14, 2020 by

In a sad but telling piece of research published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, scientists used a smartphone app to listen in on the conversations of older adults and found that the older someone is, the less...

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Why We Remember Some Words More Than Others

Jul 7, 2020 by

Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke have discovered that our brains may recall some common simple words—such as “pig,” “door” and “tank” more often than other common simple words, such as “cat,” “stair,” and “street.”...

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Babies’ Attention Boosted by Bilingual Home

Apr 25, 2020 by

A new study from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK has found that infants from bilingual homes pay attention to new information faster than other children. The research was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science....

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Boosting learning and memory while you sleep—with scents

Mar 3, 2020 by

New research has found that the strategic use of certain scents while learning and during sleep appears to improve exam performance. The results showed that using fragrance can work in everyday life—not just in a clinical setting....

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