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October 08, 2012

Brain Scientists Seek Developmental Sweet Spot for Learning to Read

A longitudinal study find different growth rates in white matter, the brain's connective tissue, between good and poor readers.

September 19, 2012

Researchers: Limit Tuna Servings at School, Home

Too much mercury, which tuna may contain large amounts of, can lead to the impairment of cognitive thinking, memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills in children, whose brains are still developing.

August 15, 2012

School Reunions, Social Networking Help Researchers Track Students

Social networking and new technologies have helped revive a 50-year-old national education study.

July 27, 2012

Duz Txting Hurt Yr Kidz Gramr? Absolutely, a New Study Says

A new study finds frequent texting can impair middle schoolers' grammar skills.

July 25, 2012

NSF Project Looks for Ways to Gauge 'Spark' of Creativity

One of the National Science Foundation's first new INSPIRE awards will look for ways to measure how creativity develops in groups.

July 11, 2012

ED Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Study Health Instruction

The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded $1.5 million to study a North Carolina health curriculum based on neuroscience and cognitive science.

June 27, 2012

TEDGlobal: How Can We Better Reach Teenage Brains?

Social learning research could highlight much more nuanced ways to help adolescents learn, cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore argued at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland this afternoon.

June 27, 2012

Study: Sharing Attention Can Improve Language for Autistic Students

A new University of California, Los Angeles study finds that teaching autistic preschoolers to share attention during play can improve their language skills five years later.

June 18, 2012

Could Autism Be an Evolutionary Response?

Futurist Juan Enriquez's theory on continuing human evolution has sparked debate over the causes and potential of autism, attention and perception disorders.

April 23, 2012

Atom-Based Sensor Could Help Children's Brain Research

A new atom-based sensor could improve brain imaging studies of children.

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