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“The” Effect of “Exercise” on “the Brain”

A month ago, I wrote about a Twitter feud focusing on exercise during learning. When a PE teacher posted a video of his students reading on exer-cycles, edu-Twitter irrupted with champions (“love it!”) and critics (“bonkers!”). My response at the



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Should Students Exercise DURING Learning? A Twitter Debate Rages…

Does exercise DURING learning help students? Twitter knows the answer to the question quite confidently. Research on the topic, however, invites us to be both cautious and optimistic. Continue reading



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Praising Researchers, Despite Our Disagreements

This blog often critiques the hype around “brain training.” Whether Lumosity or Tom Brady‘s “brain speed” promises, we’ve seen time and again that they just don’t hold water. Although I stand behind these critiques, I do want to pause and



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Healthy Snacks After Exercise? Depends on the Timing…

We’re likelier to make good snack choices before we exercise than after. This research finding gives us practical advice, and supports a well-known (but recently controversial) theory of self-control. Continue reading



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Can Quick Exercise Breaks Energize Young Students?

According to recent research, quick exercise breaks don’t distract younger students and do improve their mood. Continue reading



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exercise and memory

Can a Quick Bicycle Ride Help You Learn Better?

Can exercise improve memory? That fascinating question has inspired a lot of research. The answer you get often depends quite specifically on the kind of exercise, and the kind of memory, that you study. For example, a recent study asks



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Exercise and Learning

Does even a short bout of exercise immediately after learning help form long-term memories? A recent article, published by Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, suggests intriguing—even surprising—answers to this question. From a different perspective, this article also offers useful insights



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