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2014-07-26 04:59:39

Association for Psychological Science Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Previously, developmental researchers assumed that preschoolers did not introspect much on their mental states, and were not able to reflect on their own uncertainty...

2014-06-24 23:16:36

Big Data Toolkit Makes Competency-Based Learning Authentic and Scalable by Measuring Learners’ Metacognitive Responses to Instruction and Assessment Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Data analytics firm metacog (http://www.metacog.com) will introduce the first advanced analytics APIs that measure learners’ metacognitive processes during instruction and assessment on June 29 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta, GA. Unlike most...

2014-03-28 23:03:47

LearningRx brain training center offers three tips to help evaluate reading comprehension skills at home. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Being a good reader goes far beyond decoding written words and the brain training experts at LearningRx are offering three techniques to help parents evaluate their children’s reading comprehension. “Reading has different components,” says Tanya Mitchell, Vice President of Research and Development at the Headquarters of LearningRx....

Chimps May Be Able To ‘Think About Thinking’
2013-04-04 07:50:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Metacognition, or the ability to think about thinking, is not an ability solely limited to humans according to a new study. Scientists at Georgia State University and the University of Buffalo recently revealed that chimpanzees, humans' closest relatives, also appear to have the ability. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, is the work of Michael J. Beran and Bonnie M. Perdue of the Georgia State Language...

2012-03-22 22:58:39

Do animals have reflective minds able to self-regulate perception, reasoning, memory? According to one of the leading scholars in the field, there is an emerging consensus among scientists that animals share functional parallels with humans' conscious metacognition -- that is, our ability to reflect on our own mental processes and guide and optimize them. In two new contributions to this influential field of comparative psychology, David Smith, PhD, of the University at Buffalo and his...

2011-07-06 15:14:13

Study results may shed light on apparent self-awareness deficits in humans In the first study of its kind in an animal species that has not passed a critical test of self-recognition, cognitive psychologist Justin J. Couchman of the University at Buffalo has demonstrated that rhesus monkeys have a sense of self-agency -- the ability to understand that they are the cause of certain actions -- and possess a form of self awareness previously not attributed to them. The study, which will be...

2010-11-08 00:00:49

A short-term study of an Orton-Gillingham curriculum implemented with first, second, third and fourth graders in a reading remediation program demonstrates age equivalent gains of up to 3 years and 6 months. Overall, the study shows significant gains in both Passage Comprehension and Word Attack skills tested using the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test Revised Form G. Kingston, NY (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 A short-term study of an Orton-Gillingham curriculum implemented with first, second, third...

2010-08-02 21:06:22

Effective reading requires recognizing words and also understanding what they mean. Between 7-10 percent of children have specific reading-comprehension difficulties. These children can read text aloud accurately but do not understand what they have just read. A new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, identifies a training program which may help children overcome reading-comprehension difficulties. Psychological scientists Paula J....

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2010-03-24 10:43:53

Study suggests nonhuman animals also have metacognitive abilities - they know about what they have seen Great apes "“ orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas "“ realize that they can be wrong when making choices, according to Dr. Josep Call from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Dr. Call's study was just published online in Springer's journal, Animal Cognition. In a series of three experiments, seven gorillas, eight chimpanzees, four...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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