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Teaching children how to read, the wrong way

October 26, 2018 11:00 am
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Through research and experimentation, scientists discovered that that children’s natural learning process does not align with how school teach reading. The dangerous effects of an improper education system The damage resulting from a misalignment between what children need and what... View Article

How 10 minutes of brief exercise can help your brain

October 24, 2018 11:00 am
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A new neurological study shows that just 10 minutes of mild exercise can improve memory function. Gretchen Reynolds explores this concept in her article. The benefits of exercise on health In the past, there have been multiple studies showing the... View Article

The neuroscientific mystery of hyperpolyglots

September 1, 2018 11:00 am
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Two decades ago, British linguist Richard Hudson defined hyperpolyglots as people who are fluent in at least 11 languages. Hyperpolyglots are rare but have existed for centuries, and neuroscientists are trying to understand the nuances that set them apart from... View Article

Can ADHD be caused by too much technology?

August 13, 2018 11:00 am
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Technology has made a large impact on many aspects of our lives, especially on the younger generation. Due to the vibrant colours and interactive components of digital devices, it is not surprising that children today find joy in activities including... View Article

How your neurons keep memory in mind

August 9, 2018 11:00 pm
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Researchers debate about how working memory works in dueling papers in the August 8 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, as David Orenstein from MIT News explores this in this article. Working memory refers to the part of short-term memory... View Article

The world is missing out by not educating girls

July 11, 2018 11:00 am
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89% of girls around the world complete primary education. However, only 77% complete lower secondary education (grades 5-8). In low income counties, the portion of girls who complete primary education can be as low as ⅔, and ⅓ for lower... View Article

The benefits of technology in classrooms

April 3, 2018 11:00 am
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Technology can be tricky to properly integrate into the classroom. In some schools, technology helps enhance learning while in others, it serves as a distraction. Jen Miller from Jen Reviews outlines some benefits for technology in the classroom in her... View Article

Apple targets education sector with low-cost iPads

March 23, 2018 11:00 am
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Apple is targeting the education sector with their line of low-cost iPads, designed to compete with Google’s Chromebook. Carl Velasco from Tech Times explores the launch in his article. The deal about the cheaper iPads It is unclear how much... View Article

Our smartphones are hurting us

January 6, 2018 11:00 am
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Contrary to popular belief, our smartphones may actually be making us more stupid. Eric Andrew-Gee from the Globe and Mail explores this idea in his article. Ever since Steve Jobs released the first iPhone, smartphones have changed our course of... View Article

The underpinnings of human cognition remain mostly a mystery. Despite the advancement of tools and technology in neuroscience, our understanding of the brain and its functions is pretty superficial. Part of the problem lies in how we describe neuroscientific phenomena.... View Article

Brain and brain function myths and reality

August 10, 2017 11:00 am
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Neuromyths are commonly held misbeliefs about the brain and its functions. As Christopher Berland mentions in his article, once individuals are exposed to an idea, it is challenging for them to distinguish between fact and fiction. A study conducted by... View Article