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Talking to infants sharpens their language processing skills

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 11:15

A psychologist at Stanford University has shown as to why talking to kids really matters in their language development.

Instinctive numerical exercises can boost children`s math abilities

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 14:21

A new study suggests that practicing simple, instinctive numerical exercise can improve children`s ability to solve math problems.

Music therapy helps improve coping skills in young cancer patients

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:24

A new study has found that therapeutic music process that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos helps adolescents and young adults undergoing cancer treatment gain coping skills.

Brain regions coordinate to enable attention

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 19:51

Brain appears to synchronise the activity of different regions to make it possible for a person to pay attention or concentrate on a task, scientists have found.

Independent work environments could reduce autism symptoms

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 16:27

A new study has found that more independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder.

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 10:21

Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.

Video games boost social skills in kids

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 13:20

Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found. Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said.

How brain balances learning new skills while retaining old ones

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 13:02

Researchers have developed a new computational model that explains how the brain maintains the balance between plasticity and stability.

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