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January 4, 2013

Big Bird and friends could help shine a light on the difference in learning styles

  • what When kids watch “Sesame Street,” their brains “show better revealed the unconstrained and spontaneous thought processes that are essential to learning.” Because each kid learns in a different way, discovering which way works best for them early in life can prevent blocks in the learning process.
  • how Since it’s hard to measure “real-world thought process that a child has while observing an actual school session,” scientists put kids, and some adults, through an fMRI machine while they watched an episode of “Sesame Street.” They then took a standardized math and verbal assessments; depending on how they scored told scientists if they benefit from the specific learning style that the show helps stimulate. source
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