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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....

Does Fast ForWord work? Understanding the research

Posted on 29 October 2013

Whether you’re a Fast ForWord advocate or sceptic, we recommend you take the time to understand the research for and against the program so...

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New Neuroscience & Learning Webinars

Posted on 12 September 2013

Webinars are a great way to keep up to date with the latest research, wherever you are. Sonic Learning is excited to announce three...

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Brain Myths in Education: Making Sense of Fact vs Fiction

Posted on 30 April 2013

In this webinar, Dr. Bill Jenkins and Dr. Martha Burns help us sort fact from fiction. Here are some of the things we learned:

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7 ways to improve working memory over the holidays

Posted on 23 November 2012

“Put on your socks, wash your hands, get your bag and I’ll meet you outside.” Working memory is so important for a variety of...

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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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Lasting benefits for elderly Fast ForWord participants

Posted on 24 August 2012

A new study led by Professor Elzbieta Szelag in Warsaw, Poland found that elderly subjects who underwent Fast ForWord training improved not only the...

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Neuroscience-based programs – what are they?

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

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Dyslexia and the brain: research shows that reading ability can be improved

Posted on 30 July 2012

Article summary and video: This article published by Cornell University summarises the research of Elise Temple, who showed with FMRI that brain activation patterns...

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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.