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Ignoring Distractions Improves Brain Function

Learning is such an active process of building mental models of the world by observing and exploring. This process includes interaction with phenomena, conversing and engaging with others, and making connections between new ideas and prior understandings.

Could Virtual Programs Prepare Kids for Kindergarten? A New Study Suggests

Many studies following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak have revealed to us the silver lining of such a crisis. Indeed, the pandemic has urged people in positions of responsibility to shift their perspectives and viewpoint, to always be in search of different unusual solutions.

The Relation between Math Education and Cognitive Development

Needless to say, formal education has a long-term impact on an individual’s life in different aspects, whether related to employment, socio-economic status, mental and physical health, or financial stability. A new study suggests that not having any math education after the age of 16 can be disadvantageous for adolescent cognitive skills.

Why Do Dyslexic Children Struggle with Reading? A New Study Explains

New research has shed light on which brain processes are affected by dyslexia beyond just reading ability; it has found how visual processing speed is reduced in children with dyslexia.

Add a Bit of Visual Information to Increase Attention!

Drawing attention during different situations to a high extent determines how successful it would be. While the tone of voice plays a role in that, there is another factor of high importance: using visuals.

Brain Cells in a Petri Dish Play Pong Faster than AI

For years, we have been hearing news of growing brain cells in a dish, conducting research on the networks in the neurons, and much more exciting stories!

Does Tool-Use Improve Language Skills?

A new study aimed to know whether the use of tools engages parts of the brain similar to those mobilized when we are thinking about the construction of sentences; the findings have shown that this is indeed the case.

The Role of Feedback and Goal-Setting on Performing Tasks

Setting goals is such an important factor in tasks accomplishment and getting work done; yet, is it the sole factor in performing tasks? Or is there another important factor that keeps the performer more engaged and focused on the task?

Potential Key to Learning in Humans and AI

Brain cells variability may improve brain performance and speed up the learning process in both humans and artificial intelligence (AI), researchers discovered in a recent study.

Could Finger Tracing Enhance Learning?

Finger-tracing has been used in the education process since the 1900s. Recently, this method, which is based on a multi-sensory approach, implementing visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic, has received further validation with two studies from the University of Sydney.

Learning is More Effective when Active

The concept of active learning has been growing recently. It has become much more of a necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its challenges. These have pushed educators to come up with new techniques and activities to engage students and overcome hardships imposed by the novel situation.

How Does Metacognition Affect Our Decision-Making?

Making decisions and defining our goals in life are basic processes of our brains. We do them regularly without too much thought about what really happens inside our brains while we do that. We might think our brains’ activities stop at making these decisions; however, the brain also evaluates its own work in a process called metacognition.

Why Do People with Autism Struggle to Read Facial Expressions?

Recognition of other people’s facial expressions that uncover what they want to say or what they feel is essential in communication. Because the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has many symptoms linked to difficulties in interpreting others’ messages correctly, autistic people struggle to read and interpret others’ facial expressions and contact with them effectively.

Our Brains’ Unlimited Abilities Inspire Us with a Better Way for Learning

Learning is not an easy process; it has many entangled ways that have been tested and agreed upon that they could generate the best results. Although learning methods have been depending on certain abilities of the brain that scientists believe guarantee us a better understanding, new research has added another way that could be helpful and support new vocabulary learning.