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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.

December 24, 2013

Anxious Students? Amping Up May Be Better Than Calming Down, Study Finds

It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.

December 20, 2013

Children's Understanding of Number Value Starts Early, Study Finds

Students may start to understand multidigit numbers through preschool vocabulary, finds a study in Child Development.

November 11, 2013

Prenatal Exercise May Give Newborns a Boost on Brain Development

Babies of mothers who exercise three days a week may get a jump on early brain development, according to a study released at the Society for Neuroscience meeting here on Sunday.

November 10, 2013

Neuroscientists Seek Creativity in the Brain

Researchers at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting say creativity is a whole-brain process—and it can highlight unusual strengths in students with emotional disabilities.

October 18, 2013

Rural, Urban Students in Poverty Show Different Working Memory Problems

Working memory problems seem to differ between students in rural and urban poverty, according to a new study.

September 28, 2013

At SREE, Researcher Calls for Better Measures of Student Competencies

Researcher James Pellegrino argues researchers need clearer definitions and more reliable measures of students' noncognitive skills, in a research conference keynote address.

September 20, 2013

New Award Honors High School Students for Brain Outreach

The Society for Neuroscience launched a new award for high school students involved in neuroscience outreach.

August 19, 2013

Society-Influenced Tendencies Emerge in Middle Childhood

Young children from varied cultures have similar attitudes toward cooperation, and only later model their community practices, according to a new study.

May 29, 2013

Storify: Test to Fill in IQ Gaps, Gauge 'Rationality'

Since time immemorial, teachers and parents alike have shaken their heads at bright students doing dumb things. Now researchers want to fill in the "rationality gap" in modern intelligence tests.

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