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School starting age: The evidence

Earlier this month the "Too Much, Too Soon" campaign made headlines with a letter calling for a change to the start age for formal learning in schools. Here, one of the signatories, Cambridge researcher David Whitebread, ...

dateSep 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Eureka! Neural evidence for sudden insight

A recent study provides intriguing information about the neural dynamics underlying behavioral changes associated with the development of new problem solving strategies. The research, published by the Cell Press in the May ...

dateMay 12, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Neural mechanisms of abstract learning

A new study provides intriguing insight into the way that humans approach novel situations. The research, published in the April 29 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals neural mechanisms that underlie our remarkable ability ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Brain splits to handle two jobs at once

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research has shown that the brain handles two tasks at once by dedicating half the brain to one task, and the other half to the second. This means it may not be able to effectively handle more than two ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Neuroscience report
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