Study reports play-based learning may positively impact a young child's acquisition of math skills compared to direct teaching.
Older adults with an academic background showed lower increases of signs of brain degeneration than those who were less educated, a new study reports.
Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds with stronger connectivity between the lateral frontoparietal network and default mode network performed better in educational tests than those with weaker connectivity. The reverse was true for children from more privileged backgrounds.
Study reveals children who were given nutritionally modified formula as infants performed no better on educational tests of math and English than those who received standard formula.
Students who consistently sleep the optimal eight hours per night perform better on tests and report higher personal satisfaction than their peers who have more disrupted sleep patterns.
Findings reveal the relationships between socioeconomic status, brain size, and cognition are established early in life.
Genetic nurture, the concept that the parent's genes indirectly influence their children by shaping the environment they provide for them, is almost equally important in a child's educational achievement as direct genetic inheritance.
College students with higher levels of anxiety and depression were more likely to have experienced childhood adversity than their peers, researchers found.
Children born between 37 - 41 weeks gestation may have an advantage when it comes to educational achievement. Researchers found longer gestational age was significantly associated with better performance in tests of math, languages, social studies, and science at age nine. Children born at 41 weeks performed better in all areas, especially mathematics.
Preschool-aged children are more motivated to learn and are more curious about the subject matter if exposed to just a little information, a new study reports. Providing too much information where curiosity to personally investigate is limited causes boredom in young children.
Children who reported higher levels of school enjoyment at age six score, on average, 14.4 more GCSE exam points at age 16, and were 29% more likely to gain five or more A* - C grades than those who reported lower enjoyment at school.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain associated with cognitive function.