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Educational Psychology News
January 29, 2020

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Researchers have identified a gene in mice that seems to influence memory recall at different times of day and tracked how it causes mice to be more forgetful just before ... read more

The Difference Between an Expert's Brain and a Novice's

In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better computational models for ... read more

How 'Knowing Less' Can Boost Language Development in Children

Children may learn new words better when they learn them in the context of other words they are just learning -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers investigated ... read more

Only Half of US Children Get Enough Sleep During the Week

Only 48% of school age children in the United States get 9 hours of sleep most weeknights, according to new research. Those who do, the study suggests, are significantly more likely to show a ... read more
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High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation Than ACT Scores

Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new ... read more

Bilingual Language Program for Babies: Online Training for Teachers

A study shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for ... read more

Brain Model Offers New Insights Into Damage Caused by Stroke and Other Injuries

A researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement creates a digital ... read more

When Pregnant Moms Are Stressed Out, Babies' Brains Suffer

Knowing that your unborn fetus has congenital heart disease causes such pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression that these women's fetuses end up with impaired development in key ... read more

Peering Into the Genome of Brain Tumor

Scientists have created a machine learning method for classifying the mutations of glioma brain tumors based on MR images alone. Thus far, classification has only been possible by tissue sampling ... read more

Some Learning Is a Whole-Brain Affair

Researchers have successfully used a laser-assisted imaging tool to 'see' what happens in brain cells of mice learning to reach out and grab a pellet of food. Their experiments, they say, ... read more

A New Method for Boosting the Learning of Mathematics

How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? Scientists have developed an intervention to promote the learning of math in school. Named ACE-ArithmEcole, the program is designed to ... read more

When It's Story Time, Animated Books Are Better for Learning

Researchers found that digital storybooks that animate upon a child's vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention ... read more

Mentoring Project Deepened Student Learning, Commitment

Pairing graduate students with professionals working in their field resulted in deeper learning and inspired passion for the work, according to new ... read more

Smaller Class Sizes Not Always Better for Pupils, Multinational Study Shows

A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Boosts MRI Detection of ADHD

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers said the approach ... read more

Assistance During First Years of Biology Major Leads to Higher Retention of First-Gen Students

Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation ... read more

Machine Learning That Works Like a Dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep ... read more

Schools Less Important Than Parents in Determining Higher Education Aspirations

A new study shows that the elementary school a child attends has almost no influence on their desire to progress to higher education -- as factors including parental aspirations, academic support ... read more

Smart People May Learn Music Faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a new study that investigated the early stages of learning to play ... read more

People Who Cannot Read May Be Three Times as Likely to Develop Dementia

New research has found that people who are illiterate, meaning they never learned to read or write, may have nearly three times greater risk of developing dementia than people who can read and ... read more

Lithium Can Reverse Radiation Damage After Brain Tumor Treatment

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse ... read more

Study Finds Links Between Early Screen Exposure, Sleep Disruption and EBD in Kids

A new study has found that first exposure earlier than 18 months of age to screen devices -- such as smartphones, tablets, videogame consoles, television etc -- and the presence of multiple screen ... read more

Scientists Shed New Light on Neural Processes Behind Learning and Motor Behaviors

Researchers have provided new insight into the neural processes behind movement and learning behaviors, according to a new ... read more

Trauma and Kids: The Role of the Early Childhood Teacher

New research has explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, such as bushfires, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children ... read more

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