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Study: Improving young children's working memory can net longterm academic success

from Education DIVE

This new study highlights the growing influence that neuroscience is having on the field of education. In the past decade, more attention has been paid to how executive functions affect the learning process in students. This recent study confirms the earlier results released in 2014 by researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. In that study, lead author Clancy Blair, professor of applied psychology, concluded that, "Working memory and the ability to control attention, both important components of executive functions, enable children to focus and process information more efficiently. more


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