Tag Archives: neuroscience

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

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-poverty-molds-brain-poor-neural.html ___________________________________________________ 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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Just a Few Years of Early Musical Training Benefits the Brain Later in Life

http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-music-language-570/ ___________________________________________________ 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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Are Your Preteens Self-Conscious? It’s All in Their Heads (Literally)

“Are Your Preteens Self-Conscious? It’s All in Their Heads (Literally)” is the title of a recent  Education Week article reporting on the implications of research the Journal of Neuroscience published earlier this spring: Longitudinal Change in the Neural Bases of … Continue reading

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Size, wiring of brain structures in kids predict benefit from math tutoring, study says

T This is a small study, so be careful of assuming the results are valid, but it will be interesting to see if larger studies confirm the researchers’ findings: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/april/math.html ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education … 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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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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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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