Remember more by taking breaks

We remember things longer if we take breaks during learning, referred to as the spacing effect. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology gained deeper insight into the neuronal basis for this phenomenon in mice. With longer intervals ...

Aug 10

Categories: Learning Difficulties


Students enjoy classes more and get better grades if they feel their ...

According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, something else might have an impact on our educational achievements: our assumptions about our professors. If we believe they have faith in our ability to change ...

Feb 16

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties


Parental Anxiety and Children's Learning

A new study has found that parents' attitudes towards mathematics can predict the learning outcomes of their children.

Dec 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Learning Difficulties, Parenting


The future for boys with ADHD

This article talks about how ADHD affects boys and their future performances in school, work and ability to fit into society

Aug 17

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Attention Deficit ...


3 Common Learning Disorders

This article talks about 3 classified learning disorders, how to recognize them and conquer the new school year.

Aug 14

Categories: Intellectual Disability, Learning Difficulties


How to identify learning disorders early?

According to Dr Maggie Wright from The Wright Psychology and Learning Centre, it is important to identify children who struggle with school work early to improve their prognosis. She mentioned that there are mainly 3 learning disorders present in ...

Aug 8

Categories: Adult ADHD, Learning Difficulties


How Sleep Helps Us to Remember and Forget at the Same Time

Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research shows.

Sep 29

Categories: Learning Difficulties, Other


Optimize Learning With Psychological Science – Study Strategies for ...

Cognitive psychology research translated into a bite-size summary of useful study strategies that students and teachers can put into practice right away.

Sep 27

Categories: Academic Issues, Learning Difficulties


Video games can have lasting impact on learning

A computer-based brain training program developed at Yale University helps improve student performance in reading and math - in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study.

Sep 21

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties


Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in a Crucial Learning System ...

Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, two researchers, at Georgetown ...

Sep 16

Categories: Learning Difficulties


Sleep Helps You Learn Better

Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you've forgotten, even 6 months later. While studies have shown that both repeated practice and sleep can help improve memory, there is ...

Aug 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties, Workplace Issues


Parents who think failure is harmful to learning have children who ...

Children respond better to learning setbacks when they believe that ability and intelligence are malleable – that is, when they have what psychologists call a "growth mindset" rather than a "fixed mindset". This immediately raises the question of ...

Jun 13

Categories: Family Problems, Learning Difficulties


Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain ...

Slow-wave sleep - the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day's events into permanent memories - is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb.

Feb 29

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Learning Difficulties, Mood Swings / ...


Can Distraction be good for learning?

Distraction can be a good thing for learning under the right circumstances—namely when you will be tested or have to perform under similarly distracting contexts

Apr 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties


Delayed Feedback and Learning

Instant results may seems to enhance learning immediately. A new study finds that delayed feedback can enhance learning.

Apr 27

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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