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Cognitive Development

The Global Search for Education: Remembering Jerome Bruner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I have a kaleidoscope of memories of Jerry," writes Howard Gardner, "sitting with a group of students and colleagues, raising questions in a broader...

We Need to Close the 'Word Gap' for Low-Income Children

Sandra Waxman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
Sandra Waxman

Closing the gap matters for several reasons. Most importantly, without access to high-quality childcare, infants and toddlers from low-income families face increasingly steep developmental challenges.

The Cognitive and Toxic Ecology of Impoverished Neighborhoods

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?

Even Babies Can Be Racially Biased

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

Toddlers picking playmates seems like a pretty innocent occurrence, but one team of researchers has set out to determine just how early racial bias st...

Which Kindergartener Did I Send to School?

Diana Grycan | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

Parents of kindergarten-aged children are constantly in doubt. After spending 12 years teaching these little ones, I have concluded that there are three basic concerns that permeate a parent's mind as they cross into the giant threshold of elementary school.

Cognitive Conflict: Should Educational Debates Be Competitive or Collaborative?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

To further epistemic and moral development, we must focus more on cognitive development through the cultivation of argument skills.

Regular Bedtimes for Children Aid Development

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Consistency is an important aspect of healthy sleep routines at all ages, helping to strengthen circadian rhythms and ensuring sufficient time for sleep. This study suggests that consistency during these early, developmental years is critical, and can have consequences that extend beyond early childhood.

Book Review: The First 20 Hours, How to Learn Anything... Fast

George Mocharko | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books
George Mocharko

The rule has recently become conventional wisdom spread by speakers of TEDTalks, public intellectuals, and even hip hop artist Macklemore. But if you're a busy professional, how in the world do you find time to spend 10,000 hours learning something?

10 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness and Longevity

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Dennis Kravetz

You can be many years younger than your chronological age by making certain lifestyle choices, including those that tax or challenge the brain.

Learning and Development Starts at Age Zero

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Every action a mother takes (or fails to take) with respect to developing her child's learning skills, directly affect the child's ability to succeed in the future.

Face to Face With a New Language

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

Learning about new and exciting cultures directly from the ones who live in it is one of my favorite facets of learning a new language. But taking a foreign language also offers a great opportunity to improve even in unrelated areas.

The Truth About Fish Oil Pills During Pregnancy

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Jena Pincott

Kids whose moms ate fish more than twice weekly during pregnancy were significantly less likely to have low scores on cognitive tests.

Neuroscientist Explains The Number 1 Tip For Parents on Child Brain Development

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.15.2011 | Parents

You're going to be a parent and you're planning everything from the nursery wall color to the crib accessories so that your baby grows into the smarte...

When Undocumented Immigrants Raise U.S. Citizens

Max Benavidez | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Max Benavidez

A funny thing happened on the way to the American Dream for millions of American children whose parents are undocumented immigrants.

The Social-Emotional Side of Student Achievement

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Recently, at a conference for professionals who work with children from birth to three, I heard about an 18-month-old who'd been kicked out of child care. I was shocked.

Dealing With a Middle-Aged Brain

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

As we age, our brain slips into this inner dialogue more easily and regularly which makes it hard to keep hold of other thoughts. The good news is that distractibility does not equal dementia.

Sleep Is Not Just For Babies

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Over 90 percent of teens don't get enough Zzzzs. Alarmingly, if they drive on less than seven hours of sleep it's as if they drank a beer and drove. Help your child get the sleep they need.

Ritalin Boosts Learning By Increasing Brain Plasticity

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In animal research, the scientists showed for the first time that Ritalin boosts both of these cognitive abilities by increasing the activity of the n...

STUDY: TV May Impede Babies' Cognitive Development

TIME | Alice Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As most parents of small children will reluctantly admit, nothing can occupy a child quite like television. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence sug...

Why Nursery School Might Be Bad For Young Boys

Times Online | Sue Palmer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

To provide the best start in life for a boy, his parents have to provide the personal care he needs in a way that fits with a 21st-century lifestyle. ...