Teen reading skills may explain college gender gap

Why do more women than men enroll in education after high school? Differences in teen reading skills may shed light on the college gender gap.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education gender reading teens society-and-culture

Sans Forgetica font doesn’t actually boost memory

"In fact, it seems like although Sans Forgetica is novel and hard to read, its effects might well end there."

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: memory reading society-and-culture fonts

Kids remember more from animated digital books

Animated digital books that respond to children's voices can help kids get involved with their own learning and control the action

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Dec. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: parents learning reading books mobile-devices society-and-culture

Kids have better vocab by 3 when parents read to them

Regardless of their risk for facing learning, attention, or behavioral development problems, reading to kids is associated with better vocabulary skills.

Jennifer Forbes-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: attention language parents learning vocabulary reading society-and-culture

Biased memories lead to gripes about ‘kids these days’

"Humanity has been lodging the same complaints against 'kids these days' for at least 2,600 years," if not longer. A new study suggests why.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: memory aging bias intelligence reading emotions society-and-culture

Test can tell how well kindergarteners will do in school later on

A readiness test can accurately predict which kids will be doing well in school 18 months later and who could use some more support.

Cailin Riley-Missouri • futurity
Oct. 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: mathematics education parents reading prediction society-and-culture teachers

Brain maps look alike for podcasts and reading

Brain maps offer evidence that podcasts, audiobooks, and reading fire up our brains in very similar ways.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: hearing speech brains maps reading featured science-and-technology languages sounds

Faulty ‘reading network’ in brain is behind dyslexic language trouble

A new study could help develop tests that identify dyslexia before a child falls behind.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Jan. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: brains reading science-and-technology dyslexia

Does curiosity make kids better at math and reading?

Traits like confidence and curiosity may help kids better take on math and reading than traits like diligence, a new study shows.

Rachel Griess-Texas • futurity
Dec. 31, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: mathematics education intelligence reading personality society-and-culture confidence

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