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Controlling a Single Brain Chemical May Help Expand Window for Learning Language and Music

Using mouse models, researchers restricted a key chemical messenger to extend efficient auditory learning until much later in life. Disrupting adenosine signaling in the auditory thalamus allowed researchers to extend the window for auditory learning well into adulthood and far beyond the current critical period. ... Read More...
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How ‘The Gruffalo’ Helped Academics Boost Youngsters’ Motor Skills and Language Ability

Using the children's book, "The Gruffalo", researchers devised a teaching approach that combined moment and storytelling activities. They report the children that participated in the combined activities showed greater improvement in both language and movement skills than those who were exposed to just one of the activities.... Read More...