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Invest in pollinator monitoring for long-term gain
A research team from the University of Reading and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is studying how to improve pollinator monitoring in the UK in a cost-effective manner. (2019-12-10)
Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study
Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. (2019-12-08)
UBCO study demonstrates dogs promote page turning
Reading in the presence of a pooch may be the page-turning motivation young children need, suggests a UBC researcher. (2019-12-02)
Researchers investigate the effects of eye movements when reading texts in different languages
The existence of language universality has been a key issue in psychology and linguistics, since the understanding of universals is crucial for the development of information perception models. (2019-12-02)
Cats' faces hard to read, except for 'cat whisperers,' research finds
Women and those with veterinary experience were better at recognizing cats' expressions -- even those who reported no strong attachment to cats. (2019-12-02)
Here's how you help kids crack the reading code
Some children learn to read early. Others need more time. (2019-11-14)
People who cannot read may be three times as likely to develop dementia
New research has found that people who are illiterate, meaning they never learned to read or write, may have nearly three times greater risk of developing dementia than people who can read and write. (2019-11-13)
What 26,000 books reveal when it comes to learning language
What can reading 26,000 books tell researchers about how language environment affects language behavior? (2019-10-25)
Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children's reading skills
Results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show that while vision therapy can successfully treat convergence insufficiency (CI) in children, it fails to improve their reading test scores. (2019-10-23)
Read to kids in Spanish; it'll help their English
Immigrant parents worry their children will struggle with reading and fret that as non-English speakers, they can't help. (2019-10-15)
Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road
Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. (2019-10-12)
Finding upends theory about the cerebellum's role in reading and dyslexia
New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated. (2019-10-09)
Screening kindergarten readiness
University of Missouri College of Education researchers have found that a readiness test can predict kindergarteners' success in school after 18 months. (2019-10-08)
Anticipating performance can hinder memory
Anticipating your own performance at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (2019-10-03)
Can we peek at Schrodinger's cat without disturbing it?
Quantum physics is difficult and explaining it even more so. (2019-10-02)
Neuroimaging reveals hidden communication between brain layers during reading
Language involves many different regions of the brain. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Institute at Radboud University discovered previously hidden connections between brain layers during reading, in a neuroimaging study reported in PNAS. (2019-10-01)
Cerebral reperfusion of reading network predicts recovery of reading ability after stroke
'Our findings support the utility of cerebral perfusion as a biomarker for recovery after stroke,' said Dr. (2019-10-01)
Staying at elementary school for longer associated with higher student attainment
A new study has discovered that US students achieve better results in reading and mathematics tests when they stay in elementary school for grades 6 (age 11-12) and 7 (age 12-13), rather than transfer to middle school. (2019-09-20)
Learning to read boosts the visual brain
How does learning to read change our brain? Does reading take up brain space dedicated to seeing objects such as faces, tools or houses? (2019-09-18)
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. (2019-09-17)
Can AI spot liars?
Though algorithms are increasingly being deployed in all facets of life, a new USC study has found that they fail basic tests as truth detectors. (2019-09-04)
The brain processes words placed on the right side of a screen more quickly
When reading words on a screen, the human brain comprehends words placed on the right side of the screen faster. (2019-09-03)
A lack of background knowledge can hinder reading comprehension
The purpose of going to school is to learn, but students may find certain topics difficult to understand if they don't have the necessary background knowledge. (2019-08-26)
A map of the brain can tell what you're reading
UC Berkeley neuroscientists have created interactive maps that can predict where different categories of words activate the brain. (2019-08-19)
Empathy for perpetrators helps explain victim blaming in sexual harassment
Men's empathy for other men who sexually harass women may help explain why they are more likely to blame victims, new research suggests. (2019-08-18)
Questions during shared book reading with preschoolers need to be more challenging
When it comes to challenging young minds to grow language, asking how and why during shared book reading to preschoolers can be more beneficial, according to new research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-08-06)
AI improves efficiency and accuracy of digital breast tomosynthesis
Artificial intelligence (AI) helps improve the efficiency and accuracy of an advanced imaging technology used to screen for breast cancer, according to a new study. (2019-07-31)
Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions
When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. (2019-07-25)
Good home learning in early years boosts your secondary school achievements
The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement. (2019-07-07)
Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure during childhood and adolescence. (2019-07-01)
Citizen scientists discover cyclical pattern of complexity in solar storms
Citizen scientists have discovered that solar storms become more complex as the sun's 11-year activity cycle reaches its maximum -- a finding which could help forecasters predict which space weather events could have potentially devastating consequences for modern technologies at Earth. (2019-07-01)
Smart glasses follow our eyes, focus automatically
By using eye-tracking technology to automatically control a pair of autofocus lenses, engineers have created a prototype for 'autofocals' designed to restore proper vision in people who would ordinarily need progressive lenses. (2019-06-28)
Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans
Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows. (2019-06-17)
Language-savvy parents improve their children's reading development, Concordia study shows
Parents with higher reading-related knowledge are not only more likely to have children with higher reading scores but are also more attentive when those children read out loud to them. (2019-06-14)
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-04)
Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats
A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at UC Davis. (2019-05-28)
Reading clinician visit notes can improve patients' adherence to medications
In a study led by Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director of OpenNotes, patients who read their clinician's visit notes were more likely to take medications as prescribed. (2019-05-28)
Reading with toddlers reduces harsh parenting, enhances child behavior
People who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and the children are less likely to be hyperactive or disruptive, a Rutgers-led study finds. (2019-05-23)
Speech recognition technology is not a solution for poor readers
Could artificial intelligence be a solution for people who cannot read well (functional illiterates) or cannot read at all (complete illiterates)? (2019-05-13)
Patients reading visit notes report striking benefit over time
A new study from OpenNotes examines the benefits of patients reading their doctors' visit notes, specifically those from traditionally underserved populations. (2019-05-06)
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