Having discussions with your kids teaches them to become assertive advocates for themselves in school
Brilliant: The Science of Smart
Medical students have long used rhymes and songs to help them master vast quantities of information, and we’ve just gotten fresh evidence of how effective this strategy can be. A young British doctor, Tapas Mukherjee of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, was distressed by a survey showing that 55% of nurses and doctors at Glenfield were …
Most after-school assignments are based on out-of-date and often ineffective methods
As we age, the brain‘s processing speed begins to slow, and memory may sometimes slip. But there are other ways that our mental powers grow as we get older. In the current issue of the journal Psychological Science, researchers …
Playing video games can improve girls’ spatial skills — an important contributor to career success
Computer are great for information that won’t change, but a brain is better at connecting facts with other facts and acquiring layers of meaning
Our brains can be strengthened (and weakened) in many more ways than we ever thought.
The smartest groups are composed of people who are good at reading one another’s social cues
We can now take classes anywhere, at any time. So why do we so often give up on learning?
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report
What you need to know to get your gadgets to increase, not decrease, your intelligence
New research has identified genetic markers associated with academic achievement — and failure
Children — and adults — are terrible at evaluating their own abilities, a crucial requirement for getting better at anything