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October 21, 2010

Infants Give Moms a Brain Boost

New research shows new moms get a brain boost from their children.

October 15, 2010

First Longitudinal Study of Deaf Children to Dissect Reading

Galludet University researchers have launched the first large-scale longitudinal study of young deaf children learning to read.

September 03, 2010

How About Teaching With the Test, Rather Than to It?

Teaching to the test is old news; new research suggests teaching with the test may help students remember and apply knowledge better.

September 01, 2010

Study: Preschoolers Display Some Statistics Understanding

A new Cornell University study suggests preschool children use statistical differences to gauge a stranger's preferences.

August 26, 2009

Examining the Brains of Teenage Rebels

A new study suggests teens who engage in risky behaviors may have more mature-looking brains than their risk-averse peers.

August 05, 2009

The Pros and Cons of Teaching History Through Hollywood

A new study finds that popular movies really do help students learn history—except when they're inaccurate.

July 31, 2009

Study: Does the 'Testing Effect' Work With Digital Lessons?

A new study explores whether students learn more from animated lessons on computers when they take practice tests afterward.

July 20, 2009

Smog Linked in New Study to Lower IQ Scores

By age 5, children who were exposed in utero to high levels of air pollutants scored an average of four to five points lower on IQ tests than children with less exposure, a new study says.

May 13, 2009

Are Teenagers Becoming More Logical? Yeah, Right

Today's Swedish 13-year-olds outscore their 1960s counterparts in logic and spatial ability, a new study shows.

May 04, 2009

So Why Don't Students Like School?

A cognitive scientist, in a new book, distills findings from his field in an attempt to help teachers understand what makes school boring for students.

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