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

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Aerobic Fitness and the Attentional Blink in Preadolescent Children

“Aerobic Fitness and the Attentional Blink in Preadolescent Children” is the topic of a report of new research appearing this month in the journal Neuropsychology. According to the report: Given the growing concern that children in today’s industrialized and technologically advanced … Continue reading

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Researcher finds that poverty’s ‘cognitive cost’ translates to as many as ten IQ points

A recent article on the Phys.org website summarizes new work by Harvard researchers investigating the effects of poverty on intelligence quotient measurements. According to the article: The accumulation of those money woes and day-to-day worries leaves many low-income individuals not only struggling … Continue reading

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Reasoning Training Increases Brain Connectivity Associated with High-Level Cognition

This just in from Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/03/18/reasoning-training-increases-brain-connectivity-associated-with-high-level-cognition/ ___________________________________________________ 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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Elite Athletes Also Excel at Some Cognitive Tasks

This just in from ScienceDaily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318151634.htm Their article references new research – “Perceptual-cognitive expertise in elite volleyball players” — that appeared n the March 7, 2013, issue of Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology: http://www.frontiersin.org/Movement_Science_and_Sport_Psychology/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00036/abstract ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC … Continue reading

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Jocks Beat Bookworms on Brain Test

http://www.psypost.org/2013/01/jocks-beat-bookworms-on-brain-test-16276

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ABSTRACT Effects of Chewing on Cognitive Processing Speed

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027826261200173X

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