EQAO Math: Falling performances in Ontario 2014

August 28, 2014 6:00 pm
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Ontario provincial test scores released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today showed falling performance in elementary school (Grade 3 and 6) math (in terms of the fraction of students meeting provincial standards, relative to 2010), and even... View Article

As related by Catherine Shu in an article in TechCrunch, the Korean start-up Ybrain has raised a $3.5M Series A round to manufacture and run clinical trials with its wearable health device. This headband device is targeted at Alzheimer’s and MCI (mild cognitive impairment)... View Article

Memory retrieval for arithmetic problem solving

August 19, 2014 6:00 pm
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Qin et al. (2014 Nat Neurosci) found that as children transition from counting to a memory retrieval strategy when solving arithmetic problems (between ages 7 and 9), there are corresponding changes in BOLD activation from prefrontal-parietal to hippocampal areas (along... View Article

Preventable medical error is a lead cause of death

August 9, 2014 6:00 pm
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According to Daniel J. Levitin in the New York Times, by “some estimates, preventable medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year”.