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The secret executive director of reading: executive functions

Is reading such an intuitive and easy task for everyone? Unfortunately not. There are many cognitive processes involved in this complex behavior and while reading a text can be a completely effortless task for most people, others encounter great difficulties in it. However, it can be remediated! And this is

Ask the neuroscientist – activity for children

Dear children and parents, Thank you for such a fun and interesting "Ask the Brain Researcher" session. This time, we focused on the topic: "Attention Skills". We were very happy to meet you, answer your questions, play and learn. We will see you very soon at our next session! :D   The staff of the

How screen time affects our children’s brains – Webinar

“How screen time affects our children’s brains” with Dr Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus How does too much screen time actually affect our children’s brain development, what is even considered “too much” and how do we manage it effectively? -webinar- Thursday, March 11th, 2021 18:00 UK - 19:00 EU - 20:00 Israel Register: http://technionuk.org/screentime We all know that too

International Dyslexia Awareness Week and Month

The European Dyslexia Awareness Month is in October. European Dyslexia Awareness Week starts from the first Monday of October each year and the Dyslexia Awareness day is on the Thursday of that week. 2020 – 5TH OCTOBER– 11TH OCTOBER (Dyslexia Awareness Day will be on Thursday the 8th)

Language Development During the Coronavirus Quarantine – New Study!

The impact of the Coronavirus quarantine on language development in children up to 3 years old As parents, we know that quality time with our children is usually accompanied by stories, songs, games or any other joint activity that involves conversation and eye contact. However, in "real life" our children are exposed

Frontiers for young minds

Frontiers is a leading publisher in multiple scientific fields. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Aging and Frontiers in Medicine are just some examples of their worldly renowned scientific journals. One of their most recent journals is called Frontiers for YOUNG MINDS, which is a scientific journal aimed at making cutting-edge science

Fun Activities for quality time with your children!

Mindfulness training by Muda center, IDC Herzliya: https://www.muda.idc.ac.il/ Frontiers for young minds: https://kids.frontiersin.org/ 50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities For Kids by "hello, Wonderful": https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/ Disney and Kennedy Space Center offer free online activities for children: On the Space Center's Facebook page, they offer science lessons on a variety of topics related to space

Celebrate US National Reading Month – March 2020!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month - a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. So throughout this month

The role of executive functions in Hebrew-speaking children: now enrolling!

We examine the role of executive functions in reading in children aged 8-12. The purpose of this study is to examine the involvement of executive functions in reading and reading improvement in 8-12-years-old children, with normal reading abilities and among children with difficulties. Watch the Educational Neuroimaging Center video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq04qDv4eZc For additional information on fMRI: https://neuroimaging-center.technion.ac.il/volunteer/  

The Importance of Literacy in Young Children – Now Enrolling!

In the study, we examine the language development among toddlers aged 2-3.5-years-old and the brain synchronization between the mother and the child using EEG, while performing various activities around stories reading and listening.