Sleep and Cognitive Functioning
We have been coming across so much research lately on the brain and sleep that it seems like a good time to remind ourselves what we know about sleep and
New Evidence for the Value of Mental Rehearsal
Skiiers at the Olympics mentally go through their run or a ski jump prior to competing, as do the figure skaters, and other athletes. Perhaps they have even rehearsed listening
Pixels the Size of Neurons May Transform Brain Imaging
Technology has been reducing the size of pixels on a screen to the point where scientists believe they can focus on brain activity at the level of individual neurons. That
Gesturing Reflects Language Development in Young Children
Gesturing by very young children is associated with language development. Research shows that observing gestures can help predict language delays and may eventually be useful in diagnosing language development problems
Friends Share Brain Patterns
Researchers have been exploring the ways our brains respond in social situations and have found that our brains activity predicts a number of things. A recent study shows that the
The Fine Art of Complaining
Negativity rewires our brain to be more prone to negativity and practicing gratitude is more healthy. However, complaining has its place and there is an art to it.
Cognitive Skills and Reading
Reading involves the simultaneous, coordinated use of multiple mental processes, including attention skills, working memory, visualization, and planning according to an article written by Betsy Hill and published by EdCircuit.
Cognitive Skills: The Foundation for Learning
Cognitive Skills are the mental processes our brains use to take in, organize, understand and retrieve information. So much of what happens in our brains are processes we aren’t even aware of when they happen. But while they may happen non-consciously, they define our ability to learn.
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.
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.