The negative effect of traffic noise on cognitive development

Over the past few years, I have posted quite some studies about the negative effect of noise on learning (check e.g. here and here). This new study suggests that traffic noise at schools has a detrimental effect on the development of working memory and attention in primary-school students. From the press release: Road traffic noise is… Read More The negative effect of traffic noise on cognitive development

Preventing summer slide through the mail (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Amanda Neitzel: Summer slide, or the loss of student learning progress over the summer months, is of concern to parents and educators. While summer school has been offered as a possible solution, it can be expensive… Read More Preventing summer slide through the mail (Best Evidence in Brief)

Don’t underestimate young children part 212: Infants can make moral judgments on behalf of others

During the writing of our upcoming book, I started to be amazed by with very young children are capable of. This new study adds to this amazement as the researchers found that preverbal infants can make and act on moral judgments about antisocial behaviour in a third party. From the press release: For millennia, philosophers… Read More Don’t underestimate young children part 212: Infants can make moral judgments on behalf of others