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Does learning (to play) music increase IQ?

Short answer The recent literature shows mounting evidence for beneficial effects of music on cognitive abilities. The big 'but' in the issue is how specific those effects are and whether they will ...
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The Art of Teaching: What are the most effective & proven methods for successfully imparting a concept/idea to another

Your question is extremely broad so all I can do is give you an extremely broad answer. More specifically, I'll provide you a study done by John Hattie (2008), who meta-analyzed 800(!!) meta-analyses ...
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Active Learning vs. Engaged Learning

One of the publications on engaged learning that you provide (the "Engaged Learning: Are We All on the Same Page?" one) seems to answer your question (here is a fuller version of it). The ...
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What is the distribution of performance in academic programming subjects?

Our university has a public grade distribution database, so I did a really quick analysis on some historical data to see if there was any support for this idea. To my surprise, it appears that there ...
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Does sensory deprivation affect cognitive abilities?

This is a really neat question. A strong predictor of cognitive ability is one's environmental enrichment, or the stimulation of the brain in its physical and social surroundings. Those with sensory ...
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Have ideas of "gamification" been applied to education?

I would also add this paper, which includes a critical discussion of the concept and proposes a working-definition for gamification in educational settings: R. Rughinis, 2013, Gamification for ...
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Have ideas of "gamification" been applied to education?

Malone and Lepper (1987) is often cited as the seminal paper regarding gamification for education. They started off by identifying factors which affect computer game preferences and then identified ...
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How do Terence Tao's "three stages of rigorousness" relate to cognitive science?

Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied ...
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What is the best time-effective study technique?

According to the distributed learning strategy which is based on a phenomenon called spacing effect, it is better to study classes in parallel. Distributed practice (also known as spaced repetition ...
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Does learning (to play) music increase IQ?

I found one 2017 meta-analysis by Sala and Gobet which is probably superior methodologically to the few non-systematic reviews found by AliceD. I say "probably" because the meta-analysis includes ...
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In a class room setting, why do people look at you when you are asking a question?

Well, your ears are shaped in a way that is optimized for sound sources in front of you, so it could be that. But my non-expert bet is that probably they're using gaze to signal that they're paying ...
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Does eye contact improve attention and learning?

This is a great question on a highly fascinating topic for which evidence seemingly abounds among many species. From the standpoint of an evolutionary approach, the fight or flight stress response ...
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What is the distribution of performance in academic programming subjects?

According to the research of Elizabeth Patitsas, the distribution is not bimodal. She sampled 778 University of British Columbia CS courses, as well as 5 University of Toronto CS courses and found the ...
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What is the distribution of performance in academic programming subjects?

(This is a bit brief given the complexity of the question. I'll expand later if I can summarize more of the findings.) Probably the only thing which is certain is the high-failure rate in CS1-level ...
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Have ideas of "gamification" been applied to education?

There are a lot of courses and literature about gamification in learning by Karl Kapp. http://karlkapp.com/articles/. Most of them are not scientific articles, but there are also books, courses and ...
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Does thinking out loud negatively affect one's ability to think internally?

Yes, anti-correlation between extrinsic and intrinsic brain networks may be altered by different practice. I give an example of how meditation affects anti-correlation between extrinsic and intrinsic ...
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Tests of Semantic Memory suitable for 10 to 18 year old

This seems difficult for a number of reasons. First, are you interested in testing the retrieval of pre-existing semantic memories or the ability to form new semantic memories? It is entirely ...
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What is the current status of neuroeducation?

The general is that neuroeducation or educational neuroscience holds great promise for the future, but is in a very early stage of development. There is great interest in the topic, which is evident ...
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How to help relieve test-anxiety in others

Being a layman, you can only give advice to the students. When their test anxiety is serious, the best advice you can give them is - seek professional help. There are, as you say, numerous ways to ...
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Effects of Game-based Learning on Motivation for Learning

I think it depends. If the game is good, the player will be motivated to learn what they need to succeed in the game. The long term effects may vary depending on different attributes, which I divided ...
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Do "overview" sections increase learning outcome?

Yes, an overview chapter helps for most people. An overview chapters allows the reader to develop a stronger associative network, for instance this read: Sowa, J. F. (2006). Semantic networks. ...
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Do "overview" sections increase learning outcome?

There is something called "advance organizer", that traces back to Ausubel (1960). It is some kind of overview, in which a short summary is given and (more important), in which the following topic is ...
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In a class room setting, why do people look at you when you are asking a question?

Gaze goes a bit beyond merely focusing on the source of sounds. I think it's fair to say that not everyone is going to do this all the time. Context and the person(s) involved matter: Decades of ...
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Early STEM Education Impact

Unfortunately, answers to these questions are not yet available. As Morgan et al (2016) put it: ... whether and to what extent science achievement gaps display stable, cumulative, or ...
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Does learning (to play) music increase IQ?

Just a few comments. The sample size in that study was quite small (n = 144) and there were four conditions. A few fundamental principles of psychology suggest that learning an instrument would not ...
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What does "access consciousness" mean?

After doing some searching I believe I have found the passage you are referring to. The passage you gave is in a dissertation called The use of emotions in the implementation of various types of ...
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