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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.

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.

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