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Classroom Decorations Can Distract Young Students

Five-year-olds in highly decorated classrooms were less able to hold their focus, spent more time off-task and had smaller learning gains than kids in bare rooms. Erika Beras reports

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June 11, 2014 — Erika Beras

Predicting Artistic Brilliance

A “rage to master,” as observed in some precocious young artists, may help define extreme visual creativity

June 6, 2014 — Jennifer E. Drake and Ellen Winner

The Origins of Creativity

New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box

May 30, 2014 — Heather Pringle

Depressed Mice Have Excitable Neurons

A new study pinpoints the cells involved in coping with stress, which can result in the development of mood disorders

May 28, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan and Nature magazine
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