Earlier studies have found that children who grow up in houses with a TV on many hours a day learn fewer words than children in households with less TV time. Heleen Sitter/Getty Images hide caption

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New Words With Quieter Background Chatter

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Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

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If you've noticed that kids seem to be better at figuring out these things, you're not alone. iStockphoto hide caption

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Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

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Video games with lots of action might be useful for helping people with dyslexia train the brain's attention system. iStockphoto hide caption

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Cellist Matt Haimovitz made it big in the classical music scene as a little kid. Stephanie Mackinnon hide caption

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Studying The Science Behind Child Prodigies

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Sure, it's cute. But that voice! Lennart Tange/flickr hide caption

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Enough With Baby Talk; Infants Learn From Lemur Screeches, Too

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Of Blocks And Books: Parents may be more likely to take a young daughter to the library than a son, and to read to the girl for longer periods of time, a new analysis suggests. Hulton Archive/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Young Girls May Get More 'Teaching Time' From Parents Than Boys Do

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Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, in 2010. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

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