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Scientists use AI to develop better predictions of why children struggle at school

Scientists using machine learning - a type of artificial intelligence - with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given. The researchers... Continue Reading →

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How listening to music ‘significantly impairs’ creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists from the University of Central Lancashire, University of Gävle in Sweden and Lancaster University investigated the impact of background music... Continue Reading →

Seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

The perception of having Albert Einstein's body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources, finds a new study. Following a virtual reality "Einstein" experience, participants were less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people while those with low self-esteem scored better... Continue Reading →

Researchers Show Running Barefoot Improves Working Memory

Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of North Florida. The experiment, designed by lead researcher Dr. Ross Alloway, undertaken with Dr. Tracy Alloway,... Continue Reading →

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