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March 18, 2015

TED: What Young Children Teach Us About Being Scientists

The youngest children understand the importance of a random sample in research.

March 05, 2015

Does Improving Executive Function Cause Better Academic Achievement?

Not really, suggests a new analysis of studies, which finds that, while better working memory, attention, and control are associated with higher academic achievement, so far there's no evidence that they cause it.

December 22, 2014

E-Story Before Bed May Make It Harder to Sleep, Study Finds

A new study suggests those reading at night using an electronic device had poorer sleep than those reading print.

November 21, 2014

What a Monkey's Grandma Can Teach Us About Helping At-Risk Kids

A monkey's uncle, or at least an adopted grandparent, can help counter the effects of early trauma, study shows.

October 21, 2014

Blue-Spectrum Light May Boost Classroom Cognition, Study Says

A German study finds boosting artificial sunlight in morning classes may help students concentrate.

October 16, 2014

Virginia Researchers Still Working to Get Inside Kids' Heads

But young children still wriggle too much for clear brain scans on a widespread basis.

October 08, 2014

Even the Youngest Children Learn From Adult Arguments, Study Finds

Even young children watch what adults argue about, and it changes their behavior, a new study finds.

August 21, 2014

Brain Study Gives a Peek at Move From Problem-Solving to Fact-Finding in Math

Brain activity moves from the center of executive function to a region associated with memory as children become math proficient, finds a new study.

August 20, 2014

Language Skills Can Shape Children's Impulse Control, Research Says

Can limited vocabulary silence the better angels of students' nature? New research suggests poor speech skills may cause later behavior problems.

December 30, 2013

Early Hearing Speed Gives Insight to Later Reading, Spelling Difficulties, Study Finds

Early hearing skills may be a better predictor of elementary reading and spelling performance than other cognitive skills like working memory, finds a new study in Child Development.

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