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Meet the Scientists Behind Fast ForWord

Posted on 1 June 2016

These aren’t the sort of superstars you’re likely to hear about that often in the media – but they are changing the world one...

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Is working memory training the key to improving intelligence?

Posted on 4 November 2015

In 2008, psychologist Susanne Jaeggi conducted a ground-breaking research study; contrary to the long-held belief that one’s intelligence was fixed, Jaeggi’s research showed evidence that working...

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New fMRI research using Fast ForWord programs with brain tumour survivors

Posted on 10 September 2015

A diagnosis of cancer in a child is frightening and overwhelming, but fortunately the cure rate of many childhood cancers is now very high,...

What the experts say: 4 new Autism research findings

Posted on 17 June 2015

Dr Martha Burns, Neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist, reveals 4 of the latest Autism research findings for 2015. These exciting findings highlight the excellent work that...

Why some students struggle with writing

Posted on 30 April 2015

Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each...

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Infographic: new research on how to become a good reader

Posted on 27 January 2015

New research shows that in order for a student to become a fluent reader, they need to read a large variety of texts (much...

April Neuroscience and Learning News

Posted on 9 April 2014

Welcome to the April edition of Sonic Learning’s Neuroscience and Learning Roundup – a collection of what’s been firing up our neurons from around...

Brain Myths: What Your Brain Hemispheres Are Really Up To

Posted on 11 March 2014

You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition...

February neuroscience and learning news

Posted on 4 February 2014

Welcome to a new feature on our blog – Sonic Learning’s monthly roundup of neuroscience and learning news on the Web.

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Improving cognition to build better writers

Posted on 16 December 2013

Typically when we think of teaching writing, we begin with the type of writing we want students to compose—persuasive pieces, personal narratives, academic essays....