Psychology & Psychiatry

How to recognize early learning challenges in kids

(HealthDay)—Many children have difficulty with learning at some point, but those with learning disabilities often have several specific and persistent signs, which can start in preschool years. Recognizing them as soon ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Report examines origins and nature of 'math anxiety'

A report out today examines the factors that influence 'maths anxiety' among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of the condition, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to help when your child is struggling in school

(HealthDay)—Studies show that the earlier a child's school struggles are addressed, the better the outcome will be. So it's important for parents to tackle problems early on rather than ignore them or hope children will ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could mental health boost emotional health?

Engaging a specific part of the brain during mental math exercises is connected with better emotional health, according to a new brain-scanning study published by Duke researchers in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

Neuroscience

Distracted much? New research may help explain why

American professional golfer Tom Kite said two things about distraction that, together, sum up the findings of a new study on the subject: First, "You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one." And second, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Distinct stages of thinking revealed by brain activity patterns

Neuroimaging data can reveal the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...

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