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Bhide, Adeetee; Power, Alan; Goswami, Usha – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
There is growing evidence that children with reading difficulties show impaired auditory rhythm perception and impairments in musical beat perception tasks. Rhythmic musical interventions with poorer readers may thus improve rhythmic entrainment and consequently improve reading and phonological skills. Here we compare the effects of a musical…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Intervention
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Fischer, Kurt W.; Goswami, Usha; Geake, John – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2010
The primary goal of the emerging field of educational neuroscience and the broader movement called Mind, Brain, and Education is to join biology with cognitive science, development, and education so that education can be grounded more solidly in research on learning and teaching. To avoid misdirection, the growing worldwide movement needs to avoid…
Descriptors: Genetics, Brain, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Processes
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Goswami, Usha – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
Neuroscience has the potential to make some very exciting contributions to education and pedagogy. However, it is important to ask whether the insights from neuroscience studies can provide "usable knowledge" for educators. With respect to literacy, for example, current neuroimaging methods allow us to ask research questions about how the brain…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Brain