Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon brain imaging study illustrates how remedial instruction helps poor readers
Date:6/11/2008

Just as a disciplined exercise regimen helps human muscles become stronger and perform better, specialized workouts for the brain can boost cognitive skills, according to Carnegie Mellon scientists. Their new brain imaging study of poor readers found that 100 hours of remedial instruction reading calisthenics, of sorts, aimed to shore up problem areas not only improved the skills of struggling readers, but also changed the way their brains activated when they comprehended written sentences.

The results may pave the way to a new era of neuro-education.

Carnegie Mellon researchers say poor readers initially have less activation in the parietotemporal area of the brain, which is the region responsible for decoding the sounds of written language and assembling them into words and phrases that make up a sentence, than do good readers. However, remedial instruction increases the struggling readers' activation to near normal levels.

This also was the first brain imaging study in which children were tested on their understanding of the meanings of sentences, not just on their recognition of single words.

"This study demonstrates how the plasticity of the human brain can work for the benefit of remedial learning," says neuroscientist Marcel Just, director of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI), and senior author of the new study currently available on the Web site of the journal Neuropsychologia. "We are at the beginning of a new era of neuro-education."

The poor readers worked in groups of three for an hour a day with a reading "personal trainer," a teacher specialized in administering a remedial reading program. The training included both word decoding exercises in which students were asked to recognize the word in its written form and tasks in using reading comprehension strategies. The poor readers were 25 fifth-graders taken from a stratified sample from schools in Allegheny County
'/>"/>

Contact: Kelli McElhinny
kellim@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. 2008 Gruber Genetics Prize awarded to Allan Spradling of Carnegie Institution
2. Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows
3. Carnegie Mellon engineering researchers automate analysis of protein patterns
4. Carnegie Mellon technique accelerates biological image analysis
5. Teams From Carnegie Mellon, Yale, Manitoba Win Tepper Schools 2008 McGinnis Venture Competition
6. Carnegie Mellons Tepper School of Business to Host 2008 Cornerstones Symposium on Building City of the Future, March 25
7. ANSYS Sponsors Dinosaurs Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
8. Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers
9. NSF awards Carnegie Mellons Jacobo Bielak
10. Carnegie Mellon study identifies where thoughts of familiar objects occur inside the human brain
11. SuperArray Bioscience Corporation Licenses RNA Interference Patent From The Carnegie Institution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... , ... Super Bowl 50 will emanate from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA ... the Super Bowl. In the two weeks that separate the conference championships and the Super ... Super Bowl game will mark the 50th time it has been held and the festivities ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... industry players to know in predictive health analytics , Jvion continues to ... The firm creates predictive software that targets patient and population level illness to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics announces the arrival of the newest applicator ... new applicator in the United States as an upgrade to the CoolSmooth applicator cleared ... applicator required a 2 hour treatment time. The new CoolSmooth Pro reduces the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Facebook, ... Inc. has re-branded their social media profiles to better connect with the public. ... to communicate, find information, share insights and opinions. The Rally Insurance Group, Inc.’s ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a reliable ... looking to catch a new and refreshing show on Broadway, look no further than ... including an Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2Health News:Jvion Showcased as Leader in the Predictive Analytic Market 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3Health News:Rally Insurance Group, Inc. Connects to Customers Through Re-branded Social Media Profiles 2Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 2Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 3Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 4Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 5Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 6Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 7
... a five-month-old baby boy will undergo a liver transplant at the ... forward.// The surgery is expected to take as long as 10 ... be used. ,Lennox developed chronic liver problems and ... to be completely blocked, and a transplant appeared to be the ...
... that go the wrong way to cause cancer were to form ... first page.// ,The U.S. government has set out to ... makeup of cancer, with the idea of speeding the discovery of ... luck. ,Dr. Francis Collins, the National Institutes of Health's ...
... There has been a considerable fall in the donations towards ... the United Nations (UN). The December 2005 contributions were not ... // ,Jan Vandemoortele, the UN Resident Coordinator has appealed ... been pledged by them. A special envoy will be appointed ...
... bird flu, increasing the risk of human infection in parts ... from a 35-year-old man who died in Jakarta last month ... World Health Organization reference laboratory, Health Ministry officials said today. ... bird flu in the world's fourth most-populous nation to 9. ...
... new pathway with regard to the progression of chronic myelogenous ... They have also found out that an extract from the ... used for suppressing the process. As many as 4,600 people ... year, and the findings may contribute towards their treatment options. ...
... been lots of talk about the health benefits of nuts but ... pack a nutritional wallop — at least when eaten in moderation.// ... for most nuts to say that there is good evidence they ... study it has been found that a diet rich in fruits ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U.S. launching cancer gene-mapping pilot 2Health News:Indonesia Has Ninth Bird-Flu Death as Risk Mounts 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Today we bring you a special edition of #MedicareMonday on Medicare,s ... about some of our Medicare resources and continue highlighting the success of the prescription ... Check out our latest infographics and videos here: http://onphr.ma/1INp9qQ ... ... ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... of 2015. Key results include: , Total ... of 2014 to $5,370 million, with 6 percent ... (etanercept), Prolia ® (denosumab), Sensipar ® ... ® (denosumab). Unfavorable changes in foreign exchange ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... CHENGDU, China , July 30, 2015 ... "Company"), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the patented ... active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), provided updates regarding the notice ... MKT LLC (the "Exchange") indicating that the Company was ... set forth in Sections 134 and 1101 of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 3Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 2Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 3Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 4Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 5Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 6Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 7Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 8Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 9Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 10Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 11Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 12Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 13Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 14Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 15Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 16Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 17Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 18Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 19Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 20Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 21Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 22Amgen's Second Quarter 2015 Revenues Increased 4 Percent To $5.4 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 8 Percent To $2.57 23TPI Provides Update Regarding Non-Compliance with NYSE MKT Continued Listing Requirements 2
... the "NEXT" Study Also Showed Arzoxifene Significantly Suppressed ... with OsteoporosisATHENS, Greece, March 23 Eli Lilly ... new data showing arzoxifene, an investigational selective estrogen ... increasing bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar ...
... Santaris Pharma announced today that,the fourth LNA-based drug ... USA,several patients with cancer have now been treated ... by Santaris Pharma and Enzon,Pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Food ... New Drug (IND) application,for the use of the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis 2Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis 3Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis 4Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis 5Another LNA-based RNA Inhibitor Enters Clinical Trials 2Another LNA-based RNA Inhibitor Enters Clinical Trials 3
Primary knee system, symmetrical in design....
Cruciate retaining, posterior stabilized and constrained components....
Maximum contact. Minimum wear. Outstanding results....
...
Medicine Products: