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Gesturing With Hands Is a Powerful Tool for Children’s Math Learning

Children who use their hands to make abstract gestures during a math lesson gain a deeper and more flexible understanding of the problems they are taught. ... More>


Children’s Language Advantage

Why are children more successful at learning a new language compared to adults? Elissa Newport has devoted her career to studying human language acquisition, including the learning differences between children […]... More>


Young Children Form First Impressions From Faces

Just like adults, children as young as 3 tend to judge an individual’s character traits simply by looking at the person’s face. ... More>


Spatial Imagery Improves With Sight

Research with children who have treatable blindness shows that spatial imagery abilities don't depend on sight, but they vastly improve once sight is restored. ... More>


Behavior’s Influence on Biology

One of the basic tenets of psychological science holds that the biology of our brains heavily influences our actions, behaviors, judgments, and more. But what if we reverse that premise and examine an opposite supposition: That our choices and decisions may influence our physical neural structure? ... More>