Sara Jääskeläinen

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New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of …

The Five Hidden Benefits Of Procrastination

Is it possible that there are times when procrastination can work in your favor?<p>Are comfortable with fear? Do you like to have a little bit of panic or threat to your survival built into each day?<p>Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, this is what we do to ourselves when we procrastinate, a …

Writing and speaking are totally separate in the brain - Futurity

Researchers studied stroke victims and found that while some couldn't speak a grammatically correct sentence aloud, they could write it flawlessly.

The Psychology of Blame: Another Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person

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Psychology

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

6 Quirky Ways to Improve Brain Function

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …