Generosity Brings Cognitive and Emotional Benefits
What Buddha knew about generosity long ago has now been confirmed by neuroscientists who have shown the connection between generosity and structural brain changes in the areas of the brain associated with empathy and social cognition.
Exercise Facilitates Cognitive Development
We were reminded by National Exercise with Your Child Week about the importance of exercise for cognitive development for both children and adults. An NIH-supported study reviewed the available research and concluded that there is ample evidence of the cognitive benefits of physical activity for children.
Are Male and Female Brains All That Different?
Lon Woodbury, an Ed Consultant (IECA), a Certified Educational Planner (CEP), and an Internet Talk Radio Host focusing on news and personal help for parents of struggling and troubled teens with behavioral/learning problems. interviews Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning Company, on the differences between male and female brains.
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.