Ask any parent how they feel about their kids’ video gaming and you’ll almost certainly hear concerns about all the hours spent in a virtual world and the possibility of antisocial or even violent behavior.
An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time
Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism
Today’s teens are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones — and they're getting a lot less
• Sleep experts say teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night.• Two large national surveys show a growing number of teens who report getting less than seven hours a night.• The oldest teens, who
The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. "Human beings
To many, increasing automation and the unprecedented pace of technological changes mean kids need more than just academic skills to succeed. They need confidence and motivation to tackle problems, interpersonal
In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy
For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution. Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone
With headlines referring to "groundbreaking" research and "designer babies," you might wonder what the scientists actually accomplished. This was a big step forward, but hardly unexpected. As this kind
Child’s death, divorce or job loss linked to poorer cognition in later life, study finds, with African Americans more susceptible Stressful life experiences can age the brain by several years, new research
A conversation from BitSummit There are a few things that cause more stress and consternation for budding independent game developers. Finding the right publisher that supports them and the game from prototype
So you should definitely do it. If your weeknight sleep schedule leaves you feeling downright exhausted by the time Friday rolls around, the last thing you want to hear is that catching up on sleep on
Scientists finally have a better idea why certain meals send you running for the bathroom. The discovery provides insight into the connection between your gut and brain and may point toward new therapies
In giving a speech about the religion in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Donald Trump is poised to adopt one of Barack Obama’s errors, and likely to make it worse. Islam, like many other religions, values Historically,
English teachers at my school don’t have time to read whole books, and are told to rely on extracts in class. This is no way to inspire a love of literature On the rare occasion that the staff in our department
The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents.
In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps
Such strong punishments are likely based on the assumption that when kids act out, reprimanding them has the potential to remedy the psychological impulse that caused the bad behavior in the first place.
The birthing of the charter system occurred in 2005 when the community was displaced by Katrina. Control of the public school system was taken away from a board which had an elected majority of African
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