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Brain Change Miracles Are Everywhere

Brain Change Miracles Are Everywhere

Neuroplasticity Examples - How the Brain Learns and Transforms The human brain is a fascinating organ. While it makes up only about 2 percent of our body mass, it uses approximately 20 percent of the energy it produces. For decades, scientists believed that its...

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Coping With Your Child’s Working Memory Issues

Coping With Your Child’s Working Memory Issues

Why Working Memory Matters The first step to help your child in coping  with working memory issues is identifying that there is an issue, and understanding why working memory matters. We hope this article will help. Our ability to remember specific information - our...

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Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

Working Memory Improves IQ and Attentiveness Most children are not getting the right kind of memory practice.  Long term memory is improved by tests – rote memorization, but it's working memory that impacts IQ and learning capability, making it far more important...

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The Great Brain Training App Debate Unpacked

The Great Brain Training App Debate Unpacked

Brain training: we’ve been doing it for decades Do brain-training apps - also known as cognitive training - work? Or are our brains fixed and unable to be changed? For specific functions such as overcoming learning difficulties, the answer is yes, and research is...

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

A Healthy Sleep Routine Matters Over the past few months I have prepared food, wrapped it, and mistakenly deposited it right in the trash can instead of the refrigerator. I have set aside cash in an envelope only to scour the house a few minutes later looking for it...

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Brain Change and Potential for Growth

Brain Change and Potential for Growth

Can the Brain Change? At Gemm Learning we often refer to brain plasticity when speaking to families. It is the reason our software has been so effective as well as the inspiration for its creation. Miriam-Webster defines neuroplasticity or brain plasticity as the...

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Michael Merzenich Wins the Kavli Prize

Michael Merzenich Wins the Kavli Prize

Co-founder of Fast ForWord Honored For Work on Neuroplasticity Michael Merzenich, co-founder of Fast ForWord, has won the $1 million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which administers the prize, announced earlier this month...

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