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Findings: Proteins Anchor Long-Term Memories in Brain
A mathematician at University of Utah Brain Institute has published a paper detailing how long-term memories may be stored in the brain. The paper proposes that in a synapse, the junction between neurons, proteins called "AMPA receptors" are held in place b...
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PsychBriefs: May 26 - June 1, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Concussions Tied To Depression A study of 2,552 retired NFL football players shows that receiving multiple concussions is ...
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Math: Easier Than 1, 2, 3 For Young Children
According to a study conducted at Harvard University, children as young as five years old are able to solve approximate addition and subtraction problems involving large numbers even before they have been taught basic mathematical concepts.
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Reading vs. Doing Produces Different Forms of Thinking
In May, we reported on how the "woulda" and "shoulda dones" in life affect decision-making. Now, a new series of experiments by Vittorio Girotto of the University IUAV of Venice, Italy and his colleagues demonstrates how this type of thinking differs betwe...
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Back to School: Studies Highlight Strategies for Better Learning
Just in time for the start of the school year, two studies published in the August edition of Current Directions in Psychological Science are shedding light on effective learning practices. The first focuses on "metacomprehension," our ability to judge ho...
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PsychBriefs: September 9-15, 2007
Preschoolers Who Sleep Less Suffer Learning Problems Preschoolers who sleep less than ten hours per night are at risk for learning problems when they enter school, shows a six-year study of 1500 Canadian children. Children who regularly underslept before ...
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Hand Gestures Help Math Processing
Encouraging children to gesture as they work through unmastered math skills helps them more successfully learn how to complete the process correctly.
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Kindergarten Behavior Predicts High School Test Scores
Research finds that attention levels in kindergarten are strongly linked to high school achievement test scores.
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Kids, Not Teachers, Challenge Gender Roles
Even trained teachers may have trouble implementing gender equality in the classroom, while children often challenge the boundaries of sex roles on their own.
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No Scientific Evidence for Learning Styles
Researchers find lacking scientific evidence for long-held theories about learning styles.
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Newborns Learn While Asleep
Sleeping babies are doing more than giving their parents a much-needed rest--they are learning at an incredible rate.
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Exercise Equals Good Grades
Physical activity boosts academic performance.
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