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Young children have intuitions of great teachers, Stanford researchers find

October 15, 2019

Human is incredible learners, in part because they are also accomplished, teachers. Even at a very early age,…
Growth mindset? Forget it – hard work and perseverance is the key to growing, not mindset

September 28, 2019

Regardless of how smart you are, you could be smarter. That is why we strive to work harder…
Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

August 30, 2019

They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very…
Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning

August 30, 2019

Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual – among them increased executive-level cognitive…
Researchers investigate how the brain changes with different learning experiences

August 14, 2019

A new collaboration with an independent school in Menlo Park, Calif., is helping Stanford researchers better understand how…
Virtual Reality – The Future of Learning Has Already Begun

August 8, 2019

The possibilities that Virtual Reality offers are being recognized in an increasing number of industries, not least in…
Warning to adults: Children notice everything

August 6, 2019

Adults are really good at paying attention only to what you tell them to – but children don’t…
Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat

August 2, 2019

Little ones may be fascinated by the cartoon character or person on TV asking them questions and pausing…
Hunters-gatherers allow children to learn on their own through play and imitation

August 2, 2019

We often talk about hunter-gatherer communities as something from the past. However, many of them are still around.…
The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

July 26, 2019

Even young children know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when…
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Research Identifies New Pathways for Sensory Learning in the Brain

July 19, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying that individuals learn at their own pace. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have…
How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

June 5, 2019

Adversity early in life tends to affect a child’s executive function skills — their ability to focus, for…
Researchers Detect Brain Differences between Fast and Slow Learners

May 31, 2019

Why do some people naturally excel at learning instruments, languages or technology while others take longer to pick…
How Learning and Decision-Making Share a Common Underlying Brain Mechanism

May 27, 2019

In a pair of recently published papers, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with local and international collaborators,…
Answering too quickly slows learning

December 21, 2018

Careful deliberation before making a decision is critical to successfully learn a new task, more so than getting…
Teens get more sleep, show improved grades and attendance with later school start time, researchers find

December 18, 2018

When Seattle Public Schools announced that it would reorganize school start times across the district for the fall of 2016,…
‘Lego Guy’ Helps Young Patients Focus on Fun, Not Illness

December 3, 2018

Knocking on a young patient’s door, John McInerney peeks his head inside with a question that prompts a…
Key molecule responsible for learning and memory discovered

November 12, 2018

Unlike old dogs, old adults can indeed learn new tricks thanks to a protein molecule called netrin. Netrin…
How the brain decides what to learn

October 31, 2018

In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to…
10 Reasons Today’s Students Need Technology In the Classroom

October 17, 2018

These days, a classroom looks more like an IT developer’s open space office, with students equipped with  laptops,…
Learn physics with a Porsche 911

October 3, 2018

Porsche is supporting the US production company Georgia Public Broadcasting by creating two physics tutorials on kinematics with…
Asking questions, testing improves student learning of new material

October 2, 2018

Jason Chan makes a point to periodically interrupt his lecture and ask students a question about the material…
Quick learners remember more over time

September 12, 2018

Healthy adults who learn information more quickly than their peers also have better long-term retention for the material…
Often Overlooked Glial Cell Is Key to Learning and Memory

June 21, 2018

Glial cells surround neurons and provide support — not unlike hospital staff and nurses supporting doctors to keep operations…
Virtual Reality Enhances Ability to Recall Information

June 19, 2018

While virtual reality (VR) has been gaining ground in recent years due to gaming, researchers have also been…
Early-life obesity impacts children’s learning and memory, study suggests

May 24, 2018

A new study by Brown University epidemiologists found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in…
Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually

March 1, 2018

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply…
Right on target: using video games to enhance learning

February 27, 2018

Can students do better in high school thanks to action video games? Yes, if they learn from special…
Separate brain systems cooperate during learning, study finds

February 22, 2018

A study by Brown University researchers shows that two different brain systems work cooperatively as people learn. The…
How quickly can children learn routes?

January 12, 2018

New research from the University suggests that children as young as eight can learn a route after only a single…
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