Speaking Two Languages for the Price of One

In everyday conversation, bilingual speakers often switch between languages mid-sentence with apparent ease, despite the fact that many studies suggest that language-switching should slow them down. New research suggests that consistency may allow ...

Sep 22

Categories: Academic Issues, Depression


Girls benefit from extra lessons, but what about boys?

Plans to extend the school day to increase achievement might not have the desired effect on all children, depending on the gender suggests the results of a study.

Apr 1

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development


ADHD due to high academic expectations?

A possible correlation between the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increasing academic demands on young children has been identified by researchers.

Mar 22

Categories: Academic Issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Complex learning dismantles barriers in the brain

By learning a complex task over a long period, we all have the power to break down barriers in the brain that were thought to be fixed.

Mar 16

Categories: Academic Issues


Texting at night affects teens' sleep, academic performance

Can't stop texting? If you're a teenager, it may be to blame for falling grades and increased yawning in school, according to a new Rutgers study.

Mar 7

Categories: Academic Issues, Sleep Disorders, Teenage Issues


Composing and arranging music partly genetically determined

A new study identifies genome variants and pathways that contribute to composing and arranging in musically trained individuals.

Feb 26

Categories: Academic Issues, Other


Students Who Believe They Have More "Free Will" Do Better Academically

Psychologists are coming to realize that it's not just people's abilities that are important in life but also their beliefs about their abilities.

Jan 7

Categories: Academic Issues


Why flunking exams is actually a good thing

Across a variety of experiments, psychologists have found that, in some circumstances, wrong answers on a pretest aren’t merely useless guesses. Rather, the attempts themselves change how we think about and store the information contained in the ...

Sep 30

Categories: Academic Issues


Infographics on Special Education

Interesting inforgraphics on Special Education for Children with disabilities.

Nov 30

Categories: Academic Issues, Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental Disorders ...