Myths about the Brain can Hinder Teaching

myths about the brainAm I more left-brained or right-brained? Do I need to drink eight glasses of water to ensure my brain doesn’t shrink? Do I really only use 10 percent of my brain? Read more

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Does Eating Fruit Increase Creativity?

does eating fruit lead to creativitySteve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, swore by a fruit heavy diet and sometimes dabbled in fruitarianism (a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds). Jobs often referred to his fruit-heavy diet as laying the foundation for his creativity and success. Read more

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There’s No Fooling a Preschooler

Exuding confidence when speaking is an important quality to possess; however, some people cross that fine line of exerting too much confidence so that their words and actions seem less trustworthy. New research shows preschoolers are able to pick up on these same vibes, as children are wary of people who make overly confident claims.

There’s No Fooling a PreschoolerThe study, published in PLOS One, suggests that by the age of five, children are able to decipher whether a person is trustworthy or not based on their exertion of confidence. Young children are often wary of the information provided by individuals who make overly-confident claims when speaking. Read more

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How Curiosity Changes the Brain and Enhances Learning

How Curiosity Changes the Brain and Enhances LearningCuriosity may kill the cat; but when it comes to learning, curiosity helps stimulate the brain and enhances learning, a new study shows. Read more

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Low Birth Weight Children Are More Sensitive to Their Environments

low birth weight childrenLow birth weight children are more sensitive to their environmental influences (e.g., parents and home life) than babies born with a typical weight. Previous research has shown that over the long term low birth weight can cause developmental issues, including learning difficulties and cognitive delays. Read more

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