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2013-02-20 15:01:24

-A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children have a better working memory, which holds, processes and updates transitory information. -The research study has been published in the last issue of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children develop a better working memory...

2013-02-20 10:30:59

Ability to consistently encode sound undergirds the reading process Though learning to read proceeds smoothly for most children, as many as one in 10 is estimated to suffer from dyslexia, a constellation of impairments unrelated to intelligence, hearing or vision that make learning to read a struggle. Now, Northwestern University researchers report they have found a biological mechanism that appears to play an important role in the reading process. "We discovered a systematic...

2013-02-18 23:03:29

We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, most of this time is spent on a mattress and not all of this time is spent effectively resting. Embrace is looking to buck that trend. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 Healthy Back announces the new Embrace line of mattresses. Embrace is created by the back experts at Healthy Back after years of research. This revolutionary new design is created with ventilation, support layers and conforming memory foam to provide users with the...

2013-02-13 23:03:17

The makers of Cerebral Success explain the science behind how to optimize your memory. The article includes 9 tips ranging from beginner to advanced that can have significant benefits on the overall performance of your brain. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 The battle for cerebral optimization takes place on 3 fronts. One, the ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand — avoiding the many distractions the world throws at us. Two, the energy and mental agility to be...

2013-02-06 23:02:46

AblePlay recognizes The ifocus System as an Educational Tool for Children With and Without Disabilities Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 AblePlay awards The ifocus System with the AblePlay GreatFinds Seal for its sensory, communicative and cognitive growth capabilities. The ifocus System by Focus Education received high scores in all three judging categories: Sensory, Communicative and Cognitive. As a recipient of the AblePlay GreatFinds Seal, The ifocus System is rated as a great...

Poor Sleep Linked To Memory Loss
2013-01-28 05:02:44

[ Watch the Video: Good Sleep Equals Good Memory ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of quality, deep sleep could play a vital role in the memory loss sometimes experienced by older men and women, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered. Matthew Walker, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, and colleagues discovered that the brain waves generated during slow-wave sleep help move memories from...

2013-01-23 23:02:51

Brains of older people may well have abilities that younger folks have not yet developed. Rose Cottage Press details new study linking weight training to better memory, decision making, and problem solving. Whitefield, New Hampshire (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Now for some really good news about brain health. Scientists (and thus the rest of us,) used to think that after reaching age thirty the picture was grim, beginning with lost keys, loss of comprehension, followed by confusion,...

Brain Structure Can Predict Language Learning Ability
2013-01-23 06:18:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Washington (UW) that incorporated a brain-imaging technique on the whole infant brain revealed that there are certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus and cerebellum, that can help predict a child's language abilities when they are one year old. The researchers believe that their study is the first to link specific brains structures with language learning ability, and the findings...

Facebook Returns Humans To Their Evolutionary Roots
2013-01-15 13:25:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the earliest days of man, we communicated with one another in short burst, usually to alert one another to impending trouble or to get across an urgent point. According to a new study, those short Facebook updates, replete with grammatical errors and sticking keys, are allowing us to communicate this way once more. As a result, we´re more likely to remember Facebook posts than any other form of written word —...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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