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Cognitive Skills: The Foundation for Learning

Cognitive Skills are the mental processes our brains use to take in, organize, understand and retrieve information. Article published by EdCircuit.

Bullying Causes Long-Term Physical Brain Changes

If you think that bullying is something kids will someday get over, think again.  Research shows that bullying results in physical brain changes and serious long-term cognitive and emotional deficits.

Human Brains Find Hidden Objects that Computers Can’t Find

Do you see the keys in this picture? That's because the human brain is really good at seeing partially obscured objects. New research conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle examined the interactions between the visual cortex and the prefrontal cortex when subjects tried to identify partially hidden objects.

Babies Learn the Value of Hard Work

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found that watching adults struggle with a couple of tasks before succeeding led to babies trying harder on their own tasks.

Quick Cognitive Health Check for Adults

There is a new online test that will give you an idea how strong your mental functioning is, particularly attention and short-term memory. And it will let you know if you should consult a medical professional.

A Cognitive Lesson from a Backwards Bicycle

Riding a bike is something you’re never supposed to forget how to do once you’ve learned.  But what happens when you change how the bike works?  This video makes it

Cognitive and Visual Training Team Up for Athletes

Vision specialists are now combining cognitive therapy with visual training and contact lenses to help athletes process visual input more quickly and accurately with the goal of improving academic performance.

High Moral Reasoning Linked to Brain’s Reward System

An international team of scientists has shown that high moral reasoning is associated with increased activity in a key part of the brain's reward system. In other words, our brain activity reflects how morally developed we are.

Multitasking Does Not Make Us More Productive

There is plenty of evidence that multitasking is not what we think it is. A new study showed the negative impact of distractions on memory.

How to Spot Fake News

Because children get much of their news from social media sources, they are most vulnerable. 39% of children prefer online media as their news sources and fake news is often believed. 31% of children have discovered later that a news story they shared on social media was fake.Common Sense Media explains how to identify fake news and help kids get smarter about it as well.

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