"Math can be a fun, logic puzzle for some people. But for others, doing math is a headache-inducing experience. Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have recently shown that people who experience math anxiety may have brains that are wired a little differently from those who don’t, and this difference in brain activity may be what’s making people sweat over equations."
Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall. While this may simply seem to confirm what has been known from earlier studies, "what's novel about this study" say the authors, "is that we tried to shine light on sleep's influence on both types of declarative memory by studying semantically unrelated and related word pairs."
PsychCentral.com (blog)Kelly Unplugged: My Day Without ADHD MedicinePsychCentral.com (blog)By Kelly Babcock Twice in the past seven days I've managed to forget my meds. I take Concerta, which is Methylphenidate.
This week at the Alliance 2012 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, the keynote speaker, John Medina, spoke about the relevance of how the brain reacts to information in the practical world of business.
Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia propose that it be taught earlier, however—much earlier. As in first grade.
"Mind, Brain and Education" publication from "Students at the Center" has been released.
"What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how learning, in turn, shapes the architecture of the brain? What is the connection between the stress of poverty and the impact of emotions on learning? To answer such questions, this paper draws on recent brain research and research in cognitive science, highlighting the positive impact of student-centered learning approaches."
Children who get anxious about doing math have brain function that differs from children who don’t, with math-specific fear interfering with the parts of the brain involved in problem-solving, according to functional MRI (fMRI) scans of 7- to...