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Learning and Learning Problems

04

Apr'17

Understanding Auditory Processing Deficits

Auditory processing is the ability to identify, interpret, and attach meaning to sound. Berry and Eisenson state that children with auditory processing deficits can hear sounds but are unable to recognise them for meaning. Auditory processing plays as important a role as visual processing in reading.

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21

Mar'17

Autism: New Analysis Method of Metabolites Accurately Predicts Whether a Child Has Autism

Scientists have developed a new, highly accurate method that analyses metabolic biomarkers to assess whether a child is on the autism spectrum, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

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20

Mar'17

Late Bilinguals Are Sensitive to Unique Aspects of Second Language, Research Shows

Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: "Mary apple eats her delicious." For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn't seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across...

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25

Feb'17

Spelling Problems in Children: Question and Answer

My son, who is 10, has a problem with spelling. He reads very well, and is very creative in his writings, however, he spells words as they sound to him. Why is this? Should I be concerned? Does proper spelling still matter?

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15

Feb'17

When Choosing Your Next Move, Your Brain Is Always Ready for Plan B

Whether we're navigating a route to work or browsing produce at the grocery store, our brains are constantly making decisions about movement: Should I cross the street now or at the intersection? Should I reach for the red apple or the green apple? When you're presented with two options, your brain's motor neurons prep for both possibilities before you've decided which action to take...

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15

Feb'17

Brain Study: Motor Cortex Contributes to Word Comprehension

New research suggest that language-specialised brain areas work in constant interaction with areas known to support other cognitive processes, such as perception and action.

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08

Feb'17

Naps May Help Pre-schoolers Learn, Study Finds

Research has shown that naps play an important role in sustaining new learning in infants. A new study from the University of Arizona suggests naptime could have a similar effect on language learning in pre-school children.

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05

Feb'17

Practice Makes Perfect, and ‘Overlearning’ Locks It In

Want to learn something and then quickly make that mastery stick? A new Brown University study in which people learned visual perception tasks suggests that you should keep practising for a little while even after you think you can't get any better. Such "overlearning" locked in performance gains, according to the Nature Neuroscience paper that describes the effect and its underlying neurophysiology.

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02

Feb'17

Kids Should Pay More Attention to Mistakes, Study Suggests

At Edublox learners have always been encouraged not to shy away from their mistakes, in fact they are taught "you may make mistakes, just try your best and then correct your mistakes." Now research suggests teachers and parents should help children pay more attention to the mistakes they make so they can better learn from them, as opposed to shying away from or glossing over mistakes.

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22

Jan'17

Quotes about Learning

The secret of getting ahead is getting started... A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new... Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself... Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever....

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