Medical research

Playing along with the Mozart effect

Five months after we are conceived, music begins to capture our attention and wire our brains for a lifetime of aural experience. At the other end of life, musical memories can be imprinted on the brain so indelibly that ...

Genetics

Low grades in adolescence linked to dopamine genes

(PhysOrg.com) -- The academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects -- English, math, science, history -- if their DNA contains one or more of three specific dopamine gene variations, ...

Neuroscience

Undergrad academic performance linked to neural signals

Students will have to use their brains to get good grades at school this year, according to new University of Toronto research that relates brain activity to undergraduate academic performance.

Pediatrics

Daily exercise can boost children's exam grades – new research

Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children—as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being. But it's less well known that being fit ...

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