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Gnaedinger, Emily K.; Hund, Alycia M.; Hesson-McInnis, Matthew S. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
The goal was to test whether cognitive flexibility moderates the relation between reading strategy use and reading comprehension during the elementary years. Seventy-five second- through fifth-grade students completed a think aloud task and a metacognitive questionnaire to measure reading strategies, two card-sorting tasks to measure general and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Cognitive Processes
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Goldin, Andrea Paula; Segretin, Maria Soledad; Hermida, Maria Julia; Paz, Luciano; Lipina, Sebastian Javier; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
Working memory and planning are fundamental cognitive skills supporting fluid reasoning. We show that 2 games that train working memory and planning skills in school-aged children promote transfer to 2 different tasks: an attentional test and a fluid reasoning test. We also show long-term improvement of planning and memory capacities in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Ability
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Vanbinst, Kiran; Ghesquiere, Pol; De Smedt, Bert – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Against the background of neuroimaging studies on how the brain processes numbers, there is now converging evidence that numerical magnitude representations are crucial for successful mathematics achievement. One major drawback of this research is that it mainly investigated mathematics performance as measured through general standardized…
Descriptors: Evidence, Semitic Languages, Mathematics Achievement, Symbols (Mathematics)
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Fisher, Kelly R.; Marshall, Peter J.; Nanayakkara, Ajantha R. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
Previous research suggests that academic motivation orientation relates to students' causal interpretations about academic outcomes and their emotional reactions to those outcomes. The current study examines how student motivation may relate to certain neurophysiological systems that are thought to underlie the processing of successes and…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Student Motivation, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes