Every time you walk out of a building, you immediately see where you’re at and then step toward a destination. Whether you turn left, right or go straight ahead, you don’t even think about it. Simple, right?
Not exactly. The brain performs a complex calculation that works a lot like the Global Positioning System.
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Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they accounted for the children’s intellectual ability.
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A recent study found that personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to children’s success in the classroom.
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Allowing your brain to rest and reflect on the things you have just learned may help boost future learning, a new study shows.
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Researchers have found that genetics significantly affect learning abilities. That’s not to say, however, that academic achievement is entirely pre-determined. Learning environment does have an important effect on test scores, and possibly even more so in some cases.
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Have you ever hit a creative roadblock? Exercise might be the answer to overcoming mental blocks, according to a new study.
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Playing action video games can improve children’s skills beyond those taught in the game, extending to more general learning capabilities.
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Kindergartners and first-graders are rapidly becoming mini-couch potatoes as they are spending more time sitting and watching television and less time actively playing and moving around. How much TV is too much?
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A classroom full of children waving their arms up and down, jumping, and tapping to the beat may sound like a gym class, but these movement exercises are actually designed for the classroom to help children learn math and writing.
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Researchers have found that musical training in childhood helps prevent decay in speech recognition skills later in life.
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