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Martín-Lobo, Pilar; Santiago-Ramajo, Sandra; Vergara-Moragues, Esperanza – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
Progress in applied neuroscience and neuropsychology in the educational context has revealed efficient methodologies for preventing academic failure and developing the potential of students. The aim of this work is to adopt a neuropsychological perspective to study learning-related differences between students with learning difficulties (LD),…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Academic Failure, Learning Problems
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Mackey, Allyson P.; Park, Anne T.; Robinson, Sydney T.; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Cognitive skills are associated with academic performance, but little is known about how to improve these skills in the classroom. Here, we present the results of a pilot study in which teachers were trained to engage students in cognitive skill practice through playing games. Fifth-grade students at an experimental charter school were randomly…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Grade 5, Charter Schools
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Pietsch, Stefanie; Böttcher, Caroline; Jansen, Petra – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
The long-term physical activity in specific sport activities can change the quality of mental rotation performance. This study investigates the influence of "Life Kinetik"--a motion program with tasks of cognition and motor coordination--on mental rotation performance of 44 primary school-aged children. While the experimental group…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Students, Motion, Cognitive Processes
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Dunabeitia, Jon Andoni; Dimitropoulou, María; Estevez, Adelina; Carreiras, Manuel – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
The visual word recognition system recruits neuronal systems originally developed for object perception which are characterized by orientation insensitivity to mirror reversals. It has been proposed that during reading acquisition beginning readers have to "unlearn" this natural tolerance to mirror reversals in order to efficiently…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Beginning Reading, Reading Skills, Visual Perception