Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/342219405/342740541" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption iStockphoto

Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/325230618/326892774" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption iStockphoto

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

toggle caption Stephanie Mackinnon

Studying The Science Behind Child Prodigies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/228557336/228745741" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption Lennart Tange/flickr

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/217229796/218455167" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption Hulton Archive/iStockphoto.com

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/180816964/181531293" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images

Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/164793058/164940191" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript