Do You See What I’m Saying? The Role of Gestures in Learning

Do You See What I’m Saying? The Role of Gestures in Learning

Recent research suggests that the gestures accompanying verbal speech convey...
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Child Prodigies

Child Prodigies

Recently there was a clever series of commercials that featured...
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Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children

Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children

In 1983, Howard Gardner rocked the education and social science...
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Tests + Stress = Problems For Students

Tests + Stress = Problems For Students

Intensive standardized testing not only causes stress in students, but...
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The Case Against Ritalin

The Case Against Ritalin

The decision to medicate a child with a behavioral disorder...
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Useful and Harmful Jargon

Useful and Harmful Jargon

Jargon is useful to some, confusing to others. At its...
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Brain Training Effective in Older Adults, Now Shown Effective in the Workplace

Brain Training Effective in Older Adults, Now Shown Effective in the Workplace

A review article in the Workplace Health and Safety Edition...
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Is There a Critical Period for Learning a Foreign Language?

Is There a Critical Period for Learning a Foreign Language?

The Myth of Missed Opportunities A popular misconception regarding second-language...
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The Cognitive Advantages of Balanced Bilingualism

The Cognitive Advantages of Balanced Bilingualism

During the past century, and especially over the last ten...
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Spatial Navigation and Gender

Spatial Navigation and Gender

A young woman sits in front of a computer, joystick...
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Drawing on an Outdated Theory?

Drawing on an Outdated Theory?

"Can you see in the still-life here on the table...
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Early Brain Development: New Insights Into Cerebral Palsy

Early Brain Development: New Insights Into Cerebral Palsy

Early mythologies express a deep reverence for the mystery of...
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Reluctant Revolutionary: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Reluctant Revolutionary: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

An Ugly Little Secret Charles Darwin had a very dark...
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The Biology of Dyslexia

The Biology of Dyslexia

For decades, ever since dyslexia was described as a disorder...
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Children Controlling Their Own Brainwaves: A New Treatment for ADD?

Children Controlling Their Own Brainwaves: A New Treatment for ADD?

Imagine a boy sitting in front of a computer screen,...
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The Question of Taste

The Question of Taste

Of the five senses, taste seems to be the one...
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A Conversation With Joseph LeDoux

A Conversation With Joseph LeDoux

One of the world's leading experts in the neurobiology of...
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Brain Injuries: High School Athletes At Risk

Brain Injuries: High School Athletes At Risk

How Concerned About Brain Injury Should We Be? In high...
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Folklore, Scientific Research, and Educational Practice

Folklore, Scientific Research, and Educational Practice

Professional folklore, such as beliefs about the best possible class...
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The Day His World Stood Still: The Strange Story of “H.M.”

The Day His World Stood Still: The Strange Story of “H.M.”

When twenty-seven year old Henry M. entered the hospital in...
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Number Blindness: A Hidden Challenge for Mathematics

Number Blindness: A Hidden Challenge for Mathematics

Educators often worry that some students just don't "get" math....
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