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All posts by Susan du Plessis

03

Sep'17

Living Room Decorating Ideas

Your home is your sanctuary and you’re getting tired of the boring atmosphere you’re living in. The good news is that you don’t have to spend all your money re-decorating your home. Here are five simple tips to help you jazz up and snazzy up your living room.

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21

Aug'17

As Eksamens Nag Is

Jou kind sukkel om op huiswerk en studies te fokus. Kan jy help dat hy of sy beter konsentreer? Maryke Stain, ‘n opvoedkundige praktisyn van Edublox in Durbanville, sê daar is verskillende tipe konsentrasie waarmee kinders probleme ervaar.

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14

Aug'17

Debunking Neuromyths: Nine Common Brain Myths Set Straight

Researchers have surveyed educators, the public and people who have completed neuroscience courses, to assess their belief in neuromyths. Neuromyths are common misconceptions about brain research, many of which relate to learning and education. They found that belief in neuromyths is extremely common...

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06

Aug'17

Video Games Can Change Your Brain

Scientists have collected and summarised studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behaviour. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient.

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06

Aug'17

Muscle, Not Brain, May Hold Answers to Some Sleep Disorders

Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place, suggests new research. A new study shows that a protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice, a surprising revelation that challenges the widely accepted notion that the brain controls all aspects of sleep.

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05

Aug'17

Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Teens with ADHD

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study.

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22

Jul'17

Gee Jou Kind die Gereedskap vir Lees en Leer

Wanneer mens die regte gereedskap het, kan enige taak met groter gemak en effektiwiteit uitgevoer word. Stel jou voor dat jy ‘n lepel gebruik om sement te meng, eerder as ‘n sementmenger. Verbeel jou dat jy jou grasperk sny met ‘n skêr!

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14

Jul'17

One in Six Women with Learning Disabilities Has Attempted Suicide

Learning disabilities such as dyslexia cast a very long shadow. A new study by the University of Toronto found that the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts was much higher for women who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities (16.6%) compared to women who had not (3.3%). Men with learning disabilities also were more likely...

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14

Jul'17

The Brain Mechanism Behind Multitasking

Although "multitasking" is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again -- and reduces overall productivity by a whopping 40%. New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking.

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14

Jul'17

Is It Okay for Children to Count on Their Fingers?

Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article shows using fingers may be a much more important part of maths learning than previously thought.

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