Americans overestimate income for children from wealthy families: Public also underestimates value of a college degree in mobility

Americans overestimate the future income for children from wealthy and middle-income families, but underestimate that for children from poor ones, finds a new study by New York University sociologists. The research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), runs counter to popular perceptions, as well as to some previous research, that holds Americans, overall, […]

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Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children: Findings could lead to tests that identify the disorder before kids fall far behind their peers

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Tasks which require audiovisual processing are especially challenging for children with dyslexia, according to Chris McNorgan, an assistant professor in UB’s psychology department and project […]

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For adults, the terrible twos are a confusing earful

Here’s another reason you might be exhausted after that preschool birthday party: Your brain had to work to figure out who actually asked for more ice cream. “What we found with two-and-a-half-year-olds is that it’s amazingly hard for adults to identify who’s talking,” said Angela Cooper, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto. Cooper’s co-authored research will be presented […]

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