Cognitive Skills and Deficits

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Nov'15

Brain Region Holding Objects in Memory Until They Are Spotted Identified

Imagine you are looking for your wallet on a cluttered desk. As you scan the area, you hold in your mind a mental picture of what your wallet looks like. MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain region that stores this type of visual representation during a search.

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Nov'15

Memory Is Not a Gift. It’s a Skill

Advertisers tout supplements. Organic growers push blueberries. But, because memory is a skill and not a gift, for true memory improvement you must train your brain.

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11

Nov'15

Cognitive Development Is Not an Automatic Process

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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02

Oct'15

Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

A weakness in auditory memory can have serious consequences in the realm of learning for students, states educational therapist Addie Cusimano in her book "Learning Disabilities: There is a Cure."

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Oct'15

Why Is Logical Thinking Essential?

Logical thinking is the process in which one uses reasoning consistently to come to a conclusion. Problems or situations that involve logical thinking call for structure, for relationships between facts, and for chains of reasoning that “make sense.”

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06

Sep'15

Long-Term Memory: What It Is and Tips to Improve It

Long-term memory is the relatively permanent memory storage system that holds information indefinitely. In it we store last year’s Currie Cup score, the image of an elephant, and how to ride a bicycle. We also appear to be storing information that we can’t consciously retrieve, but which still affects our behaviour.

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10

Aug'15

Memory Fundamental to Reading, Spelling and Learning

Although the word memory may conjure up an image of a singular, "all-or-none" process, it is clear that there are actually many kinds of memory: sensory register, short-term memory, long-term memory, visual memory, auditory memory, and sequential memory, to name but a few.

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10

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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01

Jul'15

Concentration Can Be Taught To Kids

Improving concentration in children can be achieved not only by using clinically proven natural medicines, but also by exposing them to training in the fundamental cognitive skills that underlie the learning process.

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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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