May neuroscience and learning news


It’s the May edition of Sonic Learning’s neuroscience and learning news. It’s a great way to learn a lot in a short time. Enjoy!

Diet and learning

You are what you eat, right? So how does diet affect learning? Dr Burns discusses how what children eat affects their learning, including whether it’s best to go gluten-free or casein-free. This month, we also learned that when it comes to health, the best diet is to eat real, not processed food.

Grand Theft Adult

Why do parents often want their children to learn a musical instrument when they are young? Because what you learn early tends to stick with you. Recent research shows it’s the same for violent video games – children who play them learn aggressive behaviours and thought patterns that will influence them as they grow up.

Remembering to forget

While we often think of forgetfulness as a bad thing, the truth is we should be grateful we don’t remember everything. After all, does it matter what you ate for breakfast six months ago? Thus, the brain is made to forget the unimportant. But how does your brain decide what to retain and what to discard? Computational neuroscientist Paul King tells us.

Helping Auditory Processing Disorder sufferers

An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. What is it? How do we help sufferers? Our blog post recently dealt with the topic of helping Auditory Processing Disorder sufferers.

We hope you enjoyed this month’s roundup. See you next month for more, and don’t forget to check out our other blog posts!