According to a new Frontiers in Neuroscience study, children who participate in structured music lessons showed enhancements in cognitive abilities over their peers who did not receive music lessons. The researchers note the improvements in short term memory, language based reasoning and planning seen in children who had music lessons had a positive impact on academic achievement.
Researchers report allowing children to taste alcohol may lead to an increased risk of developing drinking problems during late adolescence.
Contrary to previous findings, researchers report Omega 3 fatty acids do not help improve reading, learning and memory skills in school aged children.
Physical education teachers may need to review their teaching strategies following new research from the University of Sterling. Researchers report children are more attentive and have improved memory when they exercise at their own pace, rather than embark on exhaustive exercise.
Children whose families have a lower socioeconomic status have significantly smaller vocabularies than their more affluent peers, a new study reports.
Researchers link physical fitness in children to increased gray matter volume in areas of the brain implicated in language processing and reading skills.
For male victims of childhood mistreatment, specific medications can prevent or reduce epigentic marks and improve behavior, a new study reports. However, this does not appear to be the case for females. Researchers note that the study underlies the importance of recognizing sex differences in research and treatments.
In as little as two years of learning, music can change the structure of the brain's white matter and boost networks implicated in decision making in children, USC researchers report.
A new study reports higher intelligence in children is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, smoking related cancers and dementia. After taking several confounders into account, the researchers found higher IQ in childhood was associated with a lower risk of death until the age of 79.
Study reports higher levels of lutein in the eyes is linked to better academic achievement and cognitive abilities in children.