Round-up of April articles and news on neuroscience, brain development and cognitive health:
Games for Health Conferences to host new Cognitive Health Track:
For the first time, a new Cognitive Health track ‑Powered by SharpBrains- will cover eleven brain fitness and cognitive health topics during the 5th Annual Games for Health Conference. The current price is $379, with a 15% discount if you use code “sharp09” (without quotation) when you register Here. Details: June 11–12th at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel in Boston, MA.
Bilingual Babies Get Head Start — Before They Can Talk:
- “Unlike the monolingual group, the bilingual group was able to successfully learn a new sound type and use it to predict where each character would pop up…The bilingual babies’ skill applies to more than just switching between languages. Mehler likened this apparently enhanced cognitive ability to a brain selecting “the right tool for the right operation”—also called executive function.”
- “In this basic process, the brain, ever flexible, nimbly switches from one learned response to another as situations change…Monolingual babies hone this ability later in their young lives, Mehler suggests.”
Study shows how kids’ stress hurts memory:
“Now, research is providing what could be crucial clues to explain how childhood poverty translates into dimmer chances of success: [Read more…] about Cognitive Health and Development: April Round-Up