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  • A dance break may boost brain function

    A dance break may boost brain function
    Are you a good dancer? Never mind—it doesn’t matter! According to dance psychologist and TEDx speaker Peter Lovatt, Ph.D., taking a five-minute dance break is a quick, easy way to improve your brain ...
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  • Early sleep problems may foreshadow ADHD

    Early sleep problems may foreshadow ADHD
    Does your toddler suffer from regular sleep disturbances? A new Brazilian indicates that young children (24 to 48 months) who experience nightmares and restless sleep are approximately twice as likely ...
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  • Food comas may actually HELP our brain

    Food comas may actually HELP our brain
    When was the last time you had a good food coma? You know the kind—like third-plate-of-Thanksgiving-dinner food coma. While most of us probably think of food comas as something that shuts down our ...
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  • National Game and Puzzle Week is Approaching!

    National Game and Puzzle Week is Approaching!
    Every year, the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24th to Nov. 30th) is National Game and Puzzle Week. With a long holiday break from school for the kids, and when families tend to get together to celebrate, ...
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  • National Family Literacy Day

    National Family Literacy Day
    On November 1st, we celebrated National Family Literacy Day. It's the perfect time to ask yourself, which is better for your brain? Reading or listening? A new study published in the Journal of ...
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  • Monkeys show more cognitive flexibility than humans

    Monkeys show more cognitive flexibility than humans
    A team of researchers from Georgia State University wanted to know if capuchin and rhesus monkeys could outperform humans on tests of cognitive flexibility. The set up a variety of tests and found ...
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  • Salty food may increase risk for cognitive decline

    Salty food may increase risk for cognitive decline
    Chips, popcorn, pork rinds, crackers, olives. If you love salty food, take note. New research indicates that consuming a lot of salt may promote cognitive decline. The study, which was published in ...
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  • Choosing games, apps and toys that boost cognitive skills

    Choosing games, apps and toys that boost cognitive skills
    Have you started on your holiday shopping list yet? If you're looking for inexpensive toys, games and apps that work on cognitive skills (e.g., memory, processing speed, logic & reasoning, auditory ...
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  • Learning to Read When You Have Dyslexia

    Learning to Read When You Have Dyslexia
    Book lovers don’t need an excuse to read, but for people with dyslexia, reading can feel more frustrating than relaxing. But reading isn’t just about academic success! It also improves memory and ...
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  • A 45-Year Study’s Secrets on Raising a Child Genius

    A 45-Year Study’s Secrets on Raising a Child Genius
    A 45-year-long study of more than 5,000 child genius has narrowed down the commonalities of what the parents did to set their children on the path to brilliance. Here are few of the takeaways from the ...
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