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Jan 30 2017 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
More than 40 percent of Americans who made New Year's resolutions abandon them in a matter of weeks — a number that will rise to 90 percent. If you are among them, listen to some good advice from scholars at the Graduate School of Education who study human development and behavior through learning.
Jan 26 2017 | Early Career Impact Award Winners | Posted In: Awards, Faculty, In the News
Dr. Michael Frank’s research is at the cross-section of experimental and computational approaches to development, with a focus on language and cognition. His general approach is to use large-n studies to examine specific cognitive and linguistic abilities that he then compares to model results from...
Jan 6 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
People are born with brains riddled with excess neural connections. Those are slowly pruned back until early childhood when, scientists thought, the brain’s structure becomes relatively stable.
Jan 5 2017 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
With age, a person’s social circles expand, so the ability to tell people apart—a cognitively difficult task—becomes more important. New research suggests that brain areas involved in recognizing faces grow as children develop and that the growth spurt may heighten our face-recognition faculties.
Jan 5 2017 | NPR News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
A comparison of kid brains and grownup brains may explain why our ability to recognize faces keeps getting better until about age 30. Brain scans of 25 adults and 22 children showed that an area devoted to facial recognition keeps growing long after adolescence, researchers report in the journal ...