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Cognitive training increases dopamine in the brain

Posted on 20 September 2012

Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter or “brain chemical” which is an essential part of the brain’s reward system and has a big effect on...

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Neuroscience-based programs – what are they?

Posted on 24 August 2012

How can we enhance attention and engagement? How can we develop reading fluency? How can we improve working memory?

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Auditory processing and reading: the link

Posted on 10 July 2012

How are listening and reading linked? Researchers have asked this question more and more over the past decade. Read on to see what they’ve...

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How much do you know about your brain?

Posted on 8 June 2012

Test your knowledge of brain science with this short quiz.    

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Is the rate of autism increasing?

Posted on 14 May 2012

Is the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) actually increasing? Dr Martha Burns explains in this video interview.

Solving social problems through education

Posted on 11 May 2012

If you like exposé documentaries, Waiting for Superman takes a fascinating look at the apparent crisis that exists in the American education system where...

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Dyslexia: New Insights

Posted on 28 February 2012

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is an umbrella term that refers to an unexplained difficulty in learning to read and spell despite appropriate learning opportunities....

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Do children grow out of auditory processing difficulties?

Posted on 8 December 2011

Can children grow out of auditory processing difficulties (APD/CAPD)? Yes and No. Because our brains have the amazing capacity to change (neuroplasticity), children can...

Teacher Magazine: Brainy Teaching

Posted on 20 October 2011

Neuroscience is helping students learn to read. Breakthroughs in brain science are now enabling teachers to significantly improve the learning capacity and reading skills...

Understanding Different Types of Learners

Posted on 4 October 2011

The job of an educator – changing brains – is a challenging one, particularly when you consider that every student has different learning strengths...