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Newswise: The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

Article ID: 721032

The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

CFES Brilliant Pathways

In recent weeks, presidential candidates pledged billions of dollars to bring broadband and internet access to rural America. That’s a good start, but the issue that the candidates need to address goes far beyond technology. It’s troubling that no candidate has begun to identify a strategy to concentrate on a more sweeping problem: More and more young people in our nation’s rural communities look at their hometowns and realize those places simply can’t support their dreams.

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18-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720867

Can Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk?

Rush University Medical Center

Rush is part of national study to test effects of lifestyle intervention on older adults at risk for dementia.

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18-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720883

Deaf Infants’ Gaze Behavior More Advanced Than That of Hearing Infants

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult’s gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences.

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16-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720802

Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led study finds that Deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early learning.

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15-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Read to kids in Spanish. It'll help their English.

Article ID: 720742

Read to kids in Spanish. It'll help their English.

University of Delaware

Immigrant parents worry their children will struggle learning English and fret that as non-English speakers, they can’t help. A new study in the journal Child Development shows that’s simply not true. Reading to a young child in any language will help them learn to read in English.

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15-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Study Reveals More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed with Cognitive Impairment When Tests are Adjusted for Sex

Article ID: 720537

Study Reveals More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed with Cognitive Impairment When Tests are Adjusted for Sex

Stony Brook Medicine

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change the diagnosis for 20 percent of those currently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed with MCI, according to a new study published online in the journal Neurology.

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10-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720283

Tetris Gameplay Reveals Complex Cognitive Skills

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

The decades-old puzzle game Tetris and the people who play it competitively have become a testbed for cognitive scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who want to know how humans learn and gain expertise.

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7-Oct-2019 10:25 AM EDT

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