Can you ‘see’ socioeconomic factors in the tweens brain?

Everything we do changes the brain one way or the other, and we’ve seen again and again how poverty can have a huge effect on early brain development. But what about later in the development? A new tween brain connection study shows that socioeconomic factors, including at-home enrichment, are associated with widespread differences in children’s… Read More Can you ‘see’ socioeconomic factors in the tweens brain?

“Word and face recognition can be adequately supported with half a brain”

This is the kind of study that leaves you a bit baffled: Can one brain hemisphere perform the functions of the typical two hemispheres? Typically, in adults, there are right and left hemispheric biases for face and word recognition, respectively, a division of labor that emerges over development. Here, face and word recognition were examined… Read More “Word and face recognition can be adequately supported with half a brain”

New meta-analysis has strong critiques on studies on mindset interventions (Jeroen Janssen)

A guest post by Jeroen Janssen from Universiteit Utrecht: According to mindset theory, pupils who have a growth mindset perform better than those with a fixed mindset. Students with a growth mindset believe that their qualities and abilities are not fixed but can improve through practice and effort, for example. This theory has led to… Read More New meta-analysis has strong critiques on studies on mindset interventions (Jeroen Janssen)