Psychology & Psychiatry

The marshmallow test revisited

When kids "pass" the marshmallow test, are they simply better at self-control or is something else going on? A new UC San Diego study revisits the classic psychology experiment and reports that part of what may be at work ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no

Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks, according to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scholars analyze children's ability to detect 'sins of omission'

Children age six to seven, and even as young as four years old, can under certain conditions identify when they are presented with information that is misleading – but technically true – according to a new study from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A game changer to boost literacy and maths skills

(Medical Xpress)—Finding the best way to teach reading has been an ongoing challenge for decades, especially for those children in underprivileged areas who fail to learn to read. What is the magic ingredient that will ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children can tell when adults are not telling the whole truth

Children learn a great deal about the world from their own exploration, but they also rely on what adults tell them. Studies have shown that children can figure out when someone is lying to them, but cognitive scientists ...

Neuroscience

Early music lessons boost brain development, researchers find

If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain. The younger you started music lessons, ...

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