Cognitive Skills and Deficits

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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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Sep'12

Why and How We Forget

Can you remember the name of your Grade 1 teacher? Certainly the information was stored at one time ― the teacher was a central figure in your life for nearly a year. If you can’t recall the name, is it still somewhere in your long-term memory?

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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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Aug'08

Mental Skills Decline Years Before Death, Even Without Dementia

A new study shows that older people's mental skills start declining years before death, even if they don't have dementia. The study is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Sep'06

Forgetful? You May Be Losing More Than Just Your Memory

Older adults who complain their "mind is going" may be losing a part of their brain along with their memory, according to a study published in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Apr'05

Diminished Iconic Memory An Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s

The sensory memory for visual stimuli is sometimes known as the iconic memory, the memory for aural stimuli is known as the echoic memory, and that for touch as the haptic memory. In a study on Alzheimer's researchers showed that diminished iconic memory may be an early indicator of an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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