Forgetting Can Actually Make Us Smarter
We all worry about forgetting things, but it turns out that forgetting can actually make us smarter and our brains are designed to promote memory loss under certain circumstances!
Finger Counting is Good for the Brain!
Not only is it OK for kids to count on their fingers, when combined with counting games, they do much better on math tests. Finger counting is good for the brain!
Take a Photo to Remember Better
The things we take pictures of we remember better, even if we never look at the pictures again. Picture taking can, however, reduce our auditory memories of the experience.
What is Social Media Doing to Our Brains?
What is social media doing to our brains? This great TedEd presentation explains -- and it's not all good. Which change do you think is the most important?
Is It Real or Is It a Memory?
Neuroscientists at the University of Western Ontario are starting to unravel how our brains mark the difference and inform us whether something is imaginary or something we are really remembering.
Effect of Neuroscience-Based Cognitive Skill Training on Growth of Cognitive Deficits Associated with Learning Disabilities in Children Grade 2-4
Students in the study who used BrainWare SAFARI for 12 weeks improved their cognitive functioning by 2.8 years, compared to 2 months for the control group. This improvement raised the students’ overall cognitive proficiency level from 64% to 89% where 90% is the expected performance for a normally developing student. Students in the control group improved just one percentage point, from 63% to 64% proficiency. Students in the treatment group improved their reading and math scores by 0.8 and 1.0 grade equivalent respectively over the 12 weeks.
Psychometric Properties of the Penn Computerized Neurocognitive Battery
Based on the analysis from these large-scale data, the Computerized Neurocognitive Battery offers an effective means for measuring the integrity of intendedneurocognitive domains in about 1 hour of testing and is thus suitable for large-scale clinical and genomic studies.
BrainWare SAFARI Shown to Impact Students in Iran with Reading Problems
Researchers in Iran working with dyslexic students showed increases in memory and attention in students diagnosed with reading difficulties following the use of BrainWare. The experimental group showed training effects on non-trained tests as well as transfer effect to visual-auditory sustained attention, visual auditory vigilance/speed, and hyperactivity after training.
Neuroscience and Special Education
The purpose of this document, commissioned by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, is to provide a brief overview of how links are being developed between the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience and the practice of special education.