Dyslexia Linked to Brain Communication Breakdown

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=dyslexia-linked-to-brain-communication-breakdown

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How poverty molds the brain: Poor neural processing of sound linked to lower maternal education

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http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-poverty-molds-brain-poor-neural.html

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Just a Few Years of Early Musical Training Benefits the Brain Later in Life

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http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-music-language-570/

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The Effect of Grade Placement on English Language Learners’ Academic Achievement

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http://epa.sagepub.com/content/35/4/395

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Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort

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http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2013/10/04/bjsports-2013-092334

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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind

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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind” is the title of an report on new research published last week in the journal, Science.

According to the research abstract:

Understanding others’ mental states is a crucial skill that enables the complex social relationships that characterize human societies. Yet little research has investigated what fosters this skill, which is known as Theory of Mind (ToM), in adults. We present five experiments showing that reading literary fiction led to better performance on tests of affective ToM (experiments 1 to 5) and cognitive ToM (experiments 4 and 5) compared with reading nonfiction (experiments 1), popular fiction (experiments 2 to 5), or nothing at all (experiments 2 and 5). Specifically, these results show that reading literary fiction temporarily enhances ToM. More broadly, they suggest that ToM may be influenced by engagement with works of art.

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First Global Study Confirms Widely Held Practices On Science, Math, and Reading Education

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First Global Study Confirms Widely Held Practices On Science, Math, and Reading Education” is the title of a recent ScienceDaily article summarizing new research from the International Education Association and Boston College.

According to the article:

It’s a long held belief that parental and administrative support helps breed academic success; now there’s data to back that up. A new study released today by the IEA and the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College examines what makes up “cultural educational excellence” while quantifying the strengths of best practices at school, and at home.

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