Monthly Archives: December 2013

Reading Fiction May Change the Brain for the Better

Neuroscientist Gregory Berns reports reading fiction — stories and novels — may help develop the human brain. Research conducted at Emory University shows that good stories and novels seem to develop neural connectivity, a mind-altering effect that may be long-lasting … Continue reading

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How to Fall in Love with Math

Dr. Manil Suri is good with numbers and letters. He explains why mathematics isn’t something to be feared, but appreciated: Think of it this way: you can appreciate art without acquiring the ability to paint, or enjoy a symphony without … Continue reading

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Funding preschool education smart use of tax dollars

Attorney, biotech VP and educator Matt Valenti reports: “A study done by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman concluded that investing in quality preschool programs is a better bet than investing on the stock market, yielding economic returns between 7 percent … Continue reading

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