Tag Archives: neuroscience

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

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

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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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