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Moving to the rhythm 'can help language skills'

<b>Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests.</b><p>People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds.<p>The researchers suggest that practising music could improve other skills, particularly reading.<p>In the …

Humanity

Get a life

BERTRAND RUSSELL, the British philosopher, was not a fan of work. In his 1932 essay, “In Praise of Idleness”, he reckoned that if society were better …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

New Research: Flexibility Versus Face Time

When Yahoo! ended the company’s telecommuting option for employees early in 2013, and Best Buy followed suit a week later by terminating its groundbreaking, decade-old flexible work program, Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), they joined a growing trend among organizations trading flexibility …

Metacognition: Ability to 'think about thinking' not limited to humans

Humans' closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to "think about thinking" – what is called "metacognition," according to new research …

IELTS Weekly with Pauline Cullen

<b>I am slowly finishing off Chapter 7 of my free book, which is about IELTS writing. I am sharing the first section here, dealing with writing task 1.</b> …