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Brain Development Through Bilingual Education and Activities Requiring Self-Control | SharpBrains

Brain Development Through Bilingual Education and Activities Requiring Self-Control | SharpBrains | Preschool | Scoop.it

Kids who learn two languages young are better able to learn abstract rules and to reverse rules that...

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Can home environment predict brain development?

Can home environment predict brain development? | Preschool | Scoop.it
How much influence do you have over your child’s brain development? Most of us acknowledge that parents can screw things up in a big way – through the extremes of neglect or abuse.
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Researchers debate gaming’s effects on the brain | News | eClassroom News

Researchers debate gaming’s effects on the brain | News | eClassroom News | Preschool | Scoop.it
A U.K.study that compared the brains of teenage video gamers found that those who played video games frequently have more gray matter in the area of the...
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Charting Brain Growth in Humans and Chimps

Charting Brain Growth in Humans and Chimps | Preschool | Scoop.it
Although human babies and baby chimpanzees both start out with undeveloped forebrains, a new study reports that the human brain increases in volume much more rapidly early on.
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The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual | Preschool | Scoop.it
Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual.In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability to inhibit one language while using another.
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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain | Preschool | Scoop.it
A mouse that runs all the time is smarter than one that doesn’t. Probably true for people, too.
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Genius across Cultures and the “Google Brain” | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

If you want to become a genius, you are well-advised to start practicing early while your brain is still developing. Does this mean that parents should enroll their children in music lessons to make them a genius? Hardly. Doing that would guide development of their child’s brain in ways that will make them very good musicians, but the important message here is that whatever one does with their brain while it is developing (up to about the age of 20 years or so), will result in a mature brain that is very good at doing whatever it was that one did with it during those formative years.

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Intelligence: which is more important — nature or nurture, genetics or environment?

Intelligence: which is more important — nature or nurture, genetics or environment? | Preschool | Scoop.it

"New findings now suggest that half of all differences in intelligence between people appear rooted in the collective influence of many tiny genetic variations. That leaves plenty of influence open to other factors, however..."

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