Study finds Montessori education obliterates the difference between high- and low-income kids

Researchers tracked academic achievement, social cognition, executive function, and creativity in a longitudinal study of kids across the socioeconomic spectrum. 

Researchers and educators have identified early childhood as one of the most important developmental periods in a person's life, setting in place patterns that can predict life outcomes. This is not surprising given the fact that the human brain goes through profound changes in the first six years, most of which appear to be permanent.

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New Research Reveals How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain

A new study shows that being (and remaining) overweight and having type 2 diabetes is neurological nightmare.

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Heading a Soccer Ball Causes Instant Brain Changes in Young Players

A new study finds that even one season of football can affect a child’s brain. But soccer isn’t safe, either. 

Most children are expected to play team sports, whether they are athletic or not. Usually, sports are thought to instill character traits like fair play, grit, teamwork, and hustle. Not only that, but in the US and indeed many nations around the world, childhood obesity is a serious and growing problem. You would think sports were the best way to combat this. Some studies have even pointed to physical activity and recess helping to soothe the symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more.

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Study: Marijuana Use in Early Life May Affect Brain Function, IQ

An America where marijuana is legal could be right around the corner. It's a cross-generational cause that is finally starting to have its day on the ballot.

Fast Eddy Aki'a of Hawaii smokes a joint as thousands gathered to celebrate the state's medicinal marijuana laws and collectively light up at 4:20 p.m. in Civic Center Park April 20, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado goes to the polls November 6 to vote

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