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Not All Minds That Wander Are Lost

“Not all minds that wander are lost: the importance of a balanced perspective on the mind-wandering state” is the title of an article appearing this month in Frontiers in Psychology. According to the article abstract: The waking mind is often occupied … Continue reading

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REVIEW ARTICLE Attention and Mind-Wandering Under Load

According to the abstract: Attention research over the last several decades has provided rich insights into the determinants of distraction, including distractor characteristics, task features, and individual differences. Load Theory represented a particularly important breakthrough, highlighting the critical role of … Continue reading

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Look! Something shiny! How some textbook visuals can hurt learning

“Look! Something shiny! How some textbook visuals can hurt learning” is the title of a recent e! Science News article discussing the implications of new research appearing in this month’s issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology: “Extraneous perceptual information interferes with … Continue reading

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Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

“Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention” is the title of an article appearing in yesterday’s online edition of The Atlantic. The article discusses implications of research published last year in the journal, Psychological Science: “Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and … 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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TED Talk: The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

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Abstract: Rhythmic auditory stimulation influences syntactic processing in children with developmental language disorders

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Children’s Complex Thinking Skills Begin Before Going to School

A ScienceDaily article about new research from the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130123164858.htm

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This 19th-Century Book is Still Timely for Teachers

Recalling William James’ Talks to Teachers on Psychology, published in 1899 but still relevant today: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/23/18gibbon.h32.html?tkn=YWRFUudDnkb%2Fd1Bk8o0UH18BhfO08%2B9osxqu&cmp=ENL-EU-VIEWS1

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Social Factors Can Affect Intelligence

In the New York Times, education writer Annie Murphy Paul interviews psychologists to provide insight into how academic performance is not just a factor of innate intelligence: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/intelligence-and-the-stereotype-threat.html?_r=0 ______________________________________________________________ In addition to providing occasional posts providing links to news from the … Continue reading

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