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Cognitive Skills and Deficits

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Aug'15

Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability

Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual's learning ability. Cognitive skills are mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that "separate the good learners from the so-so learners."

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May'15

Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

As the mid-year exams loom, children will write tests to measure how much they remember what they have learned. Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success at school.

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Aug'14

Trying Harder Makes It More Difficult to Learn Some Aspects of Language

When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language that often elude adults. Within months of living in a foreign country, a young child may speak a second language like a native speaker.

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May'14

Research Study: Edublox Improves Processing Speed of ADHD and Dyslexic Students

Educational specialist Dr Lee DeLorge in Ohio tested the effect of an Edublox program on processing speed. Sixty-seven students aged 5 to 18 with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and non-specific learning disabilities participated in her study. Ninety-four percent of the learners improved significantly. Results were as follows...

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Nov'13

Edublox Research Study: Improving Visual Memory and Visual Sequential Memory

The mean Visual Memory Skills Test POST score across both groups was significantly higher than the mean Visual Memory Skills Test PRE score. The mean score across both groups improved from 6.2 years to 7.5 years (i.e. 1.3 years after 22.5 hours of training).

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Jul'11

How the Brain Keeps Track of What We’re Doing

"Working memory" is what we have to keep track of things moment to moment: driving on a highway and focusing on the vehicles around us, then forgetting them as we move on; remembering all the names at the dinner party while conversing with one person about her job.

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Oct'08

Occasional Memory Loss Tied To Lower Brain Volume

People who occasionally forget an appointment or a friend's name may have a loss of brain volume, even though they don't have memory deficits on regular tests of memory or dementia, according to a study.

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Jun'08

World’s Oldest Woman Had Normal Brain

A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to the "Neurobiology of Aging". The woman had lived independently until moving to a residential care home at age 105, mainly because of poor eyesight.

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Apr'08

Brain Exercises Can Enhance Memory and Prevent Dementia

For millions of people who are approaching old age, developing dementia, particularly if there is a family history of the disease, is a frightening prospect. What is clear from numerous observational studies is that keeping mentally active throughout life reduces the risk of developing dementia.

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Jan'08

New Language Boosts Brainpower

Learning a second language can improve brainpower, a study says. Researchers at University College London studied the brains of 105 people, 80 of whom were bilingual, and found that learning a new language altered grey matter the same way exercise builds muscles...

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