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Brain region discovered that only processes spoken, not written words
Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. (2019-03-21)
Study: Messages of stewardship affect Christians' attitudes about climate change
Christians' attitudes toward the environment and climate change are shaped by whether they hold a view of humans as having stewardship of the Earth or dominion over the planet, and reading material from religious sources advocating a stewardship interpretation can increase their concern for environmental issues, a new study found. (2019-03-11)
Neuroscientists at TU Dresden discover neural mechanisms of developmental dyslexia
Neuroscientist Professor Katharina von Kriegstein from TU Dresden and an international team of experts show in a recently published study that people with dyslexia have a weakly developed structure that is not located in the cerebral cortex, but at a subcortical processing stage; namely the white matter connectivity between the left auditory motion-sensitive planum temporale (mPT) and the left auditory thalamus (medial geniculate body, MGB). (2019-02-26)
Study: Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results
Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study. (2019-02-21)
Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre
Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre Research from the University of Kent has revealed that walking simulations are blurring the boundaries of different art forms to create a new literary genre. (2019-02-12)
Learning a second alphabet for a first language
A part of the brain that maps letters to sounds can acquire a second, visually distinct alphabet for the same language, according to a study of English speakers published in eNeuro. (2019-02-11)
Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development
Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? (2019-02-07)
Is type 1 diabetes associated with poorer performance in school by children?
This observational study compared standardized test scores in reading and math for more than 630,000 Danish public school children with and without type 1 diabetes. (2019-02-05)
Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature
Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. (2019-01-29)
Language used on credit card websites the hardest to understand
New research led by the University of East Anglia reveals how easy it is for consumers to understand the language used on personal finance websites. (2019-01-25)
Study: Natural disaster affects children's schooling years later
A new study looked at changes in children's academic performance after major bushfires in Australia. (2019-01-24)
Long-read DNA analysis can give rise to errors, experts warn
Advanced technologies that read long strings of DNA can produce flawed data that could affect genetic studies, research from the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute suggests. (2019-01-22)
Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children
A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia. (2019-01-15)
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. (2019-01-14)
Diving deeper into developmental dyslexia
Men with dyslexia have altered structural connections between the thalamus and auditory cortex on the left side of the brain, new research published in JNeurosci reveals. (2019-01-14)
Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading
Children's personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (2018-12-19)
Study: Innovative model helps kids on autism spectrum avoid behavioral drugs in ER
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the emergency department (ED) reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting. (2018-12-11)
Researchers investigate why older people read more slowly
One of the most obvious changes that comes with ageing is that people start doing things more slowly. (2018-12-06)
New review highlights importance of good sleep routines for children
University of British Columbia review of sleep research backs use of bedtime routines to promote healthy sleep for children. (2018-12-03)
Researchers reveal link between job titles and gender equality
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) have revealed a link between role-nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. (2018-11-28)
Kindergarten difficulties may predict academic achievement across primary grades
Identifying factors that predict academic difficulties during elementary school should help inform efforts to help children who may be at risk. (2018-11-19)
Dry eye syndrome slows reading rate, study suggests
Johns Hopkins researchers report that chronic dry eye, a condition in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, can slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual concentration for long periods of time. (2018-11-15)
Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. (2018-11-15)
Home monitoring confirms clinic diagnosis of high blood pressure
A US study found that home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or higher correspond to greater risk for cardiovascular complications. (2018-10-29)
Why relationships -- not money -- are the key to improving schools
Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. (2018-10-25)
Reading between the lines: Are we as savvy as we'd like to think when it comes to reviews?
New research suggests we are willing to blindly trust hotel reviews when they conform to our preconceived ideas. (2018-10-23)
How we remember what we read
The results of two human experiments published in eNeuro reveal patterns of brain activity associated with successful memory of a just-read text. (2018-10-22)
The stress-free way to listen to your unborn baby's heart
Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University of Sussex. (2018-10-19)
Colored filter improves dyslexic children's reading speed
Volunteers aged 9-10 with dyslexia took less time to read passages from children's books, possibly thanks to attenuated excitability of the cerebral cortex. (2018-10-18)
Virtual reality may encourage empathic behavior
Virtual reality could be a useful tool to encourage empathy, helpful behavior, and positive attitudes towards marginalized groups, according to a study published Oct. (2018-10-17)
Infants capable of complex babble may grow into stronger readers
Infants' early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study published Oct. (2018-10-10)
The order of response options on online questionnaires impacts respondents' choice
The Order of Response Options on Online Questionnaires Impacts Respondents' Choice. (2018-10-09)
Reading is a team-lift as different brain parts work together to predict proficiency
The extent to which sensory-specific parts of the brain are able to connect as a network, not necessarily anatomically, but functionally, during a child's development predicts their reading proficiency, according to a new neuroimaging study from the University at Buffalo. (2018-10-02)
Scientists use AI to develop better predictions of why children struggle at school
Scientists using machine learning -- a type of artificial intelligence -- with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given. (2018-09-30)
To dispel myths, redirect the belief, study says
Beliefs can be hard to change, even if they are scientifically wrong. (2018-09-24)
American girls read and write better than boys
As early as the fourth grade, girls perform better than boys on standardized tests in reading and writing, and as they get older that achievement gap widens even more, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2018-09-20)
Surviving insects and plants are tougher than we think
Insect pollinators and plants that have survived the impacts of agricultural intensification may have a greater ability to resist future environmental changes than previously thought, a new study led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has found. (2018-09-18)
'Mindful people' feel less pain; MRI imaging pinpoints supporting brain activity
Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? (2018-09-07)
Psycholinguists build eye-tracking database on reading in Russian
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg State University, and the University of Potsdam have created the first ever database comprised of eye-tracking data collected during reading in Russian. (2018-08-30)
Kids connect with robot reading partners
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have built a robot, named Minnie, to serve as a reading buddy to middle school kids, and Minnie's new friends grew more excited about books and more attached to the robot over two weeks of reading together. (2018-08-22)
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