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Do Brains Blink?

The research says that our brains do, in fact, "blink," every time we shift our attention!  When we shift our attention from one object to another, the activity of the neurons in the visual cortex is temporarily disrupted.

Punctuation in Text Messages

Have you ever wondered whether to put a period at the end of your text message?  It may sound trivial, but it can make a difference in how your message is perceived. 

Benefits of Brain-Training Apps in Schools

This blog discussed some of the reasons schools use brain-training apps and the benefits they see, including better academic performance, better motivation, better behavior and a stronger growth mindset.

Research Suggests Visual Skills Are Different from IQ

Research at Vanderbilt University suggests that people differ significantly in their visual skills and showed that visual skills were not associated with IQ.

Gratitude is Good for the Brain

Expressing gratitude can help with depression, help us sleep better and make us feel more connected to those around us.  Perhaps surprisingly, the beneficial effects seem to last for months afterward.  

Cognitive Skills and Differentiation

This webinar will review the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.

Keys to Effective Decision-Making

This webinar will explore the characteristics of different types of decisions as well as the critical steps to effective decision-making, including defining the problem (or question or choice), choosing a decision-making process, developing and evaluating alternatives, and the process of deciding.

Using Cognitive Assessments and Cognitive Training Software with Autism

Will this help my child?  That is the question we always hear from parents with children with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) when they come across our cognitive training and assessment programs.  We’ll start with the short answer and then we’ll dig in a little deeper.

Research Summary – BrainWare SAFARI and Students with Learning Disabilities

While BrainWare SAFARI is not uniquely designed for students with learning disabilities, cognitive skill training is having an impact on cognitive functioning and academic achievement for them in a variety of settings.  This document provides a summary of the research to date on BrainWare SAFARI and students with learning disabilities.

Gamification in Education: Fostering a Growth Mindset

When the term “gamification” comes up in the context of education, it is usually introduced as a way to improve student engagement and motivation.  Given the dismal state of student

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