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Diminished Iconic Memory An Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s

The sensory memory for visual stimuli is sometimes known as the iconic memory, the memory for aural stimuli is known as the echoic memory, and that for touch as the haptic memory. In a study on Alzheimer's researchers showed that diminished iconic memory may be an early indicator of an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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Sleeping After Learning New Material Boosts Recall

Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. Research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall.

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Preparing Your Children for Homeschooling

When you commit to educating your children at home, you are embarking on a journey together. Life is about to change drastically for all of you, and the odds are favorable that the benefits will far outweigh any drawbacks. Your children may be excited about the change, or they might be feeling anxious. Here are a few tips to prepare your kids for homeschooling, even if your insides are turning somersaults.

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Better-Educated People Recover Better From Brain Injuries

Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain's "cognitive reserve" may play a role in helping people get back to their previous lives, new Johns Hopkins research shows.

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How to Start a Book Club

Book clubs are a great way to get a group of like-minded friends together and discuss a new book you have just read.

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Pets, Not Siblings, Are Child’s Best Friends, Researchers Find

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.

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Create a Garden Reading Nook in Your Child’s Room

Literacy is necessary to do well in life. Children need to read every day in order to hone their literacy skills. Teach your child the love of books by creating a garden reading nook in the corner of their room.

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10 Brain Foods to Boost Memory

From blueberries to tomatoes, these 10 brain foods are proven to boost memory, help us think clearly, and contribute to overall good health.

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Effect of Colors: Blue Boosts Creativity, Red Enhances Attention to Detail

Trying to improve your performance at work/school or write that novel? Maybe it’s time to consider the color of your walls or your computer screen. Research shows that the color red makes us more cautious and attentive to details, while blue makes us more creative and receptive to new ideas.

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Dyscalculia: What It Is and What To Do

Lots of kids struggle with math, but for some the difficulties go beyond a little bit of frustration. They may do well in other subjects, yet have low math test scores, poor comprehension of math symbols, struggle with memorizing and organizing numbers, and have difficulty telling time or trouble with counting.

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Flashcards for Every Subject — Homeschool or Homework

One of the popular methods for quick fact learning is the use of flashcards. Flashcards can be made at home for any subject your child needs to learn.

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Teach Your Toddler to Count

Introducing numbers and counting will stand your child great stead for that thorny subject of mathematics. Find countless ways to get your toddler counting while simultaneously developing the precious bond between you.

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