Tag Archives: Attention

How Technology Affects the Attention Span of Children

[Source: Your Therapy Source] As more and more children are exposed to increased amounts of screen time, it is important to take a close look at how technology affects the attention span of children. The latest research indicates that children … Continue reading

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Musical Training May Improve Attention

[Source;  Medical News Today] The benefits of music for the human brain are numerous. Some studies have suggested that musical training improves blood flow in brain areas involved in language processing. More recent research has shown that listening to music may even … Continue reading

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New Light on How People Attend and Understand

[Source: Science Daily] How can we tell what a person is thinking? Sometimes, it is enough to observe one’s behavior, for example, how they respond to a stimulus in the environment. The same holds for knowing whether one has learned … Continue reading

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Babies Who Hear Two Languages at Home Develop Advantages in Attention

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The advantages of growing up in a bilingual home can start as early as six months of age, according to new research led by York University’s Faculty of Health. In the study, infants who are exposed to … Continue reading

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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children

[Source:  Association for Psychological Science] Maps, number lines, shapes, artwork, and other materials tend to cover elementary classroom walls. However, too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children, according to research published in Psychological … Continue reading

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