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May 31, 2016 — Children from age 4 can become robot programmers rather than waiting for the higher years in schooling, says an education ... read more

Practice Less and Play Like a Pro, Say Researchers

May 26, 2016 — Visually guided videos could revolutionize coaching, say researchers. Watching videos that point to crucial details such as how golfers line up the ball, position their feet and twist their hips, ... read more

Could Sing-a-Long Science Be the Key to Straight A’s?

May 26, 2016 — Does “edutainment” such as content-rich music videos have any place in the rapidly changing landscape of science education?  A new study indicates that students can indeed learn serious science ... read more

May 19, 2016 — In a first-of-its kind study, scientists have found that a majority of professors teaching biology in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an ... read more

Changing a Life Path for Dropouts

May 19, 2016 — Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but some interventions and treatments can help change the odds for dropouts, a new study ... read more

Foreign Language Teachers Facing a Confidence Conundrum

May 18, 2016 — Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine the quality of ... read more

Financial Status Affects Success of Students With Learning Disabilities

May 17, 2016 — Only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having a learning disability were receiving accommodations, a new study has ... read more

Designing Dementia Friendly Care Homes

May 16, 2016 — As the population ages and demography changes, the world is facing an unprecedented challenge of how to care for and support its older people. While the fact that people are living longer should be ... read more

First Graders Can Analyze Stories Like Experts

May 12, 2016 — With a little help, six-year-olds can read texts in the same way as adult literary ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Crowdsourcing has brought us Wikipedia and ways to understand how HIV proteins fold. However, most tasks have proven resistant to distributed labor, at least without a central organizer. Now a ... read more

Mouse Model of Autism Offers Insights to Human Patients, Potential Drug Targets

May 10, 2016 — A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism's social and learning ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Even simple, frequently carried-out movement tasks like opening a door or grasping an object are sometimes realized better and sometimes worse, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, sometimes more ... read more

Pattern Learning Key to Children's Language Development

May 5, 2016 — A new study reveals children's language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognize patterns in their ... read more

Children With Autism Learn New Words Much Like Others Do, Study Finds

May 3, 2016 — Children with autism are capable of learning new words the same way any child would—by following someone’s gaze as they name an object. They just take longer to pick up the skill, new research ... read more

Origin of Synaptic Pruning Process Linked to Learning, Autism and Schizophrenia Identified

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and ... read more

Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Apr. 29, 2016 — Research finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a 'cognitive overload' that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse yet, that overload ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's ... read more

Short-Term Language Learning Aids Mental Agility, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests. Tests carried out on students of all ages suggest that acquiring a new language improves a person's ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends. New research offers powerful evidence ... read more

Consumers Reveal Barriers to Brain-Training App-Iness

Apr. 27, 2016 — The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, ... read more

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