Neuroscience

Nature versus nurture: How modern science is rewriting it

The question of whether it is genes or environment that largely shapes human behavior has been debated for centuries. During the second half of the 20th century, there were two camps of scientists—each believing that nature ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Action video games to fight dyslexia

A study conducted by BCBL, the Basque research center, reveals that action video games improve visual attention and reading ability, two deficits suffered by people with dyslexia. The objective is to use the most useful elements ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Attentional blink examined to aid struggling readers

While you are reading this article, your brain is identifying letters, constructing sounds and recognising meaning, all within milliseconds… but what is going on behind the scenes?

Genetics

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person's ability to tackle one subject ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early math and reading ability linked to job and income in adulthood

Math and reading ability at age 7 may be linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The childhood ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Help in reading foreign languages

Recent research into how we learn is set to help people in their efforts to read a second or foreign language (SFL) more effectively. This will be good news for those struggling to develop linguistic skills in preparation ...

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