Category: Brain Research

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Are you worried that your child or teen will never share your love for reading?

Or that they’ve inherited you reading disability and are just destined to struggle in every academic area that involves reading? We hear you! These are common concerns from parents who bring their struggling reader to LearningRx.

But Dyslexia Awareness Month is the perfect time to learn more about the root cause of 85% of reading struggles: auditory processing.

Auditory processing is the skill that our brain uses to hear, segment and blend sounds. It’s foundational to successful reading, and why interventions like LearningRx personal brain training that use cognitive training techniques to target and strengthen auditory processing and other cognitive abilities get such tremendous results.

Read more HERE.

Pavlov’s Tween: Why Adolescence is the Perfect Time to do Brain Training

New research published in Nature Communications has found that adolescents’ brains react more responsively to receiving rewards. (If you’re curious, the World Health Organization defines adolescence as the period between the ages of 10 and 19.)

Although this strong reward system can lead to risky behavior, it can also be used to make learning easier. It’s something that we at LearningRx have been putting to work in our personal brain training programs for decades. Read more here:

https://media.learningrx.com/pavlovs-tween-why-adolescence-is-the-perfect-time-to-do-brain-training/

Can Allergies Help Your Memory? Researchers think so.

When has having allergies ever been a good thing? Maybe the time has come! When researchers in Austria exposed mice to grass pollen to induce an allergic reaction, they found that the reaction stimulated the growth of new neurons. It appears as though allergic reactions suppress the decline of creating new memories, which happens with aging.

 

 

Read more: http://www.learningrx.org/allergies-may-actually-help-memory/

Scientists studied Sting’s brain—and here’s what they found

Earlier this year, 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting was in Montreal for a concert. While he was there, he agreed to have his brain scanned by researchers who wanted to understand how he relates and classifies music.

To the average listener, certain songs might seem like they have nothing in common. But when Sting listened to two seemingly unrelated songs (like the Beatles’ “Girl” and Piazzola’s “Libertango”), brain scans unveiled the connections that Sting was able to hear, such as tempo, melodic motifs and what key the songs are in.

A paper about the research was published in “Neurocase.”

To read more about the fascinating study, click here.

 

 

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