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Cognitive Skills and Deficits

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Aug'19

Three Cognitive Skills that Matter for Academic Achievement

This paper was presented virtually at the EduLearn19 International Conference on New Learning Technologies in Palma, Spain. The study confirms the importance of strong cognitive skills for academic achievement; the cognitive skill with the strongest correlation was auditory short-term memory.

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14

Jan'19

Study: Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school in Pretoria took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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02

Nov'18

Research Project on Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

Sixty-four Grade 2 students were randomly divided into three groups: the first group completed 28 hours of Edublox's Development Tutor over three weeks; a second group was exposed to standard computer games, while a third group continued with schoolwork...

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Apr'18

Visual Memory: A Crucial Skill for Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths

Visual memory involves the ability to store and retrieve previously experienced visual sensations and perceptions when the stimuli that originally evoked them are no longer present. Various researchers have stated that as much as eighty percent of all learning takes place through the eye with visual memory existing as a crucial aspect of learning.

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05

Nov'17

What Is Cognitive Development?

Cognitive development focuses on how children learn and process information. It is the development of the thinking and organising systems of the mind. It involves language, mental imagery, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and memory development.

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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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18

Mar'17

Poor Working Memory Impedes Academic Success, Preventing Children from Achieving Their Potential

According to researchers from Durham University, children who underachieve at school may just have poor working memory rather than low intelligence. On the positive side learners with a strong working memory are likely to do well maintaining focus and attention in a variety of academic settings, and improving working memory can boost...

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07

Feb'17

Concussion May Affect Your Driving Even After Symptoms Disappear, Says Study

The effects a concussion has on driving a vehicle may continue to linger even after the symptoms disappear, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Even though participants felt like they had recovered from their concussion, they were still likely to drive erratically while using a driving simulator -- at times similar to someone driving under the influence of alcohol.

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05

Feb'17

Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier than Previously Believed

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average around 1 percent every five years, investigators report.

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05

Feb'17

Brain Stimulation Used Like a Scalpel to Improve Memory

Northwestern Medicine scientists showed for the first time that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel, rather than like a hammer, to cause a specific improvement in precise memory. This type of memory is crucial for normal functioning, and it is often lost in people with serious memory disorders.

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