Monthly Archives: April 2013

Exercise Boosts Brain Prefrontal Cortex In Children

“Exercise Boosts Brain Prefrontal Cortex in Children” is the title of a recent post by brain science blogger Bill Yates. In his post, he discusses implications of new research that Frontiers in Human Neuroscience published last month: The effects of physical … Continue reading

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Multitasking Splits the Brain

“Multitasking Splits the Brain” is the title of an April 15 post to ScienceNOW.  The topic of the article is a report of new research published the next day in Science: Divided Representation of Concurrent Goals in the Human Frontal Lobes. ___________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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A Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids

A recent issue of The Scientist has an article titled “A Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids; Mutations tied to autism in mice lead to deficits in the signaling pathway activated by marijuana.” Probably the most provocative and interesting sentence in the article … Continue reading

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Training The Brain To Improve On New Tasks

The April 15 issue of Science Codex features an article about new neuroscience research suggesting that training the working memory “may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas.” http://www.sciencecodex.com/training_the_brain_to_improve_on_new_tasks-110454 ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site … Continue reading

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Teenage Brain is Topic of Special Issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science Journal

This just in: The April 2013 issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science is entirely dedicated to the topic of the teenage brain: http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/current ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of … Continue reading

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Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers

This just in from the March 2013 issue of Computers & Education: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131512002254 ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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Value Added of Teachers in High-Poverty Schools and Lower-Poverty Schools

This just in from the National Center for Educational Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research: http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/1001469-calder-working-paper-52.pdf ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the … Continue reading

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