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

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Sleep Is the Brain’s Way of Staying in Balance

This month’s issue of Scientific American features an article outlining a new hypothesis about why people and other creatures need sleep. According to the article: The connections between neurons get weaker, not stronger, when we sleep—and that keeps brain cells from … Continue reading

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Researchers uncover cellular mechanisms for attention in the brain

“Researchers uncover cellular mechanisms for attention in the brain” is the title of an article in a recent issue of Medical Xpress. The article discusses implications of new research published this summer in Nature: “Attention enhances synaptic efficacy and the signal-to-noise … Continue reading

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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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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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New Study: Neuroscience Research Gets an “F” for Reliability

This just in from Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2013/04/10/new-study-neuroscience-research-gets-an-f-for-reliability/ ___________________________________________________ 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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