The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children

By Torkel Klingberg; Neil Betteridge | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1.Being Unlucky When You Think: The Importance of Working Memory1
Remembering What to Concentrate on2
Why Do Students Daydream?3
The Working Memories of the Nynäshamn Children5
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Children with Low Working Memories8
2.The Growing Brain: How the Brain Develops and Matures13
The Development of the Brain15
The Brain Matures17
Genes and the Brain20
The White Matter22
3.Through the Pyrenees by Motorbike: The Risk-Taking Teenage Brain.25
Risks and Rewards26
Neuroscience and the Law29
4.Now I Am Really Awake for the First Time Ever: Long-Term Memory33
Children’s Long-Term Memory34
The Key to the Memory36
Improving the Long-Term Memory43
5.Mathematics, Memory, and Space49
Counting Babies53
Retaining Numbers in Working Memory56
The Mnemonic Map58
Mathematical Areas61
Mathematics and Gender63
Dyscalculia—Does It Exist?65

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