All I Want for Christmas Is a Pony

Is impulsive buying and shopping stressing you out this holiday season?

Outlook matters

Why paying attention to the snake on the ground can save your life, but harm your mental health.

What Is the Link Between ADHD and Working Memory?

What can working memory tell us about attention and hyperactivity in children with ADHD?

Down Syndrome & Working Memory

Strategies to support learning in students with Down Syndrome

Visual Working Memory in Children with Autism

Can poor visual working memory provide a clue to social difficulties experienced by children with autism?

Do Learning Styles Determine Grades?

Do Learning Styles Predict Grades?

Developmental Coordination Disorder & Working Memory

How is memory linked to poor balance, coordination and handwriting (Dyspraxia)?

Dyslexia and Working Memory

Are they related? And what's the link?

Why Sitting Is Bad For Learning If You Have ADHD

Don't wiggle - sit still! Why traditional classroom behavior may not be best for all kids.

Can't We Just Talk?

Can’t we just talk? Is social media replacing our ability to connect and empathize?

Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire

Working Memory can make you a better liar, research shows

Dyslexia Doesn't Have to Hold You Back

Dyslexia doesn't have to hold you back. In our research, we found that adults with dyslexia used their strengths in visual working memory to focus their attention.

Is There a "Right" Way to Praise Your Child?

Praising your child can be bad for them.

Gestational Age and Learning Disabilities

Should preterm children receive learning support early in their school career?

Academic Success: Does Where You Live Matter?

Does where you live determine your academic success?

Selfies, Facebook, and Narcissism: What's the Link?

Selfies: Is Facebook a modern-day reflecting pool for narcissists?

Does TV Watching Really Hurt Vocabulary Development?

Do programs like Dora and Sesame Street help or hurt our children's vocabulary skills? What about Sesame Street versus Dr. Seuss when it comes to teaching young children?

Smartbook? Higher Cognition linked to Facebook use in Teens

Facebook use is linked to higher intelligence in teenagers. Researchers found that the longer the duration of Facebook membership, the better the test scores in working memory, verbal IQ, and spelling.

Back to School—Don’t Forget to Pack Your Working Memory!

As you get ready with new backpacks, pencils, and other important school supplies, don’t forget the important learning tool—Working Memory. Working Memory is our ability to work with information. It helps students focus to complete classroom activities, and inhibit distracting information, and keep track of where they are in a multistep task.

Do Learning Styles Matter for Learning?

When it comes to learning success, does it matter if a student is a verbalizer or visualizer? What about whether they are a wholistic thinker or an analytic thinker? Find out in a study looking at test scores of high school students.

Giftedness: What Are We Testing?

A recent article in the NYT on testing for giftedness suggests that the test scores let in the well-prepared students rather than those who are “gifted”. This made me wonder: What are we testing when we test for "giftedness"? Test taking skills or an ability to think creatively and innovatively?

Give to Feel Good

January is National Thank You Month. Here are three top reasons why you should show you are thankful by giving back to your community.

Working Memory and the Classroom

Working memory has also been described as a ‘controller’, a cognitive resource that can keep a goal in mind, bring in cognitive resources from different parts of the brain, and also manage incoming information.

Working Memory in Any Language: Is It the Same?

Working memory is critical for many activities at school, from complex subjects such as reading comprehension, mental arithmetic, and word problems to simple tasks like copying from the board and navigating the halls. We have a limited space for processing information, and the size of various individuals' working memory capacity can vary greatly.