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.
Children show improved ability in their math skills when they are trained to practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks.
Students who embarked on online learning went to bed, on average, thirty minutes later than they did while entered into in-person learning. They also slept less efficiently and napped more during the day.
A new study disputes the common belief that obtaining a higher education can help slow brain aging.
Women who embarked on higher education reported better overall psychological well-being, positive affect, and reduced psychological distress.