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Hermida, Maria Julia; Segretin, Maria Soledad; Shalom, Diego Edgar; Lopez-Rosenfeld, Matías; Abril, Marcelo Claudio; Lipina, Sebastián Javier; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2020
Extreme poverty all over the world is concentrated in rural settings. However, studies about cognition in low socioeconomic status (SES) children are for the most part conducted in urban populations. This paper investigates, in a poor rural sample, what are the individual and socioenvironmental variables that make the difference in performance in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Rural Areas
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Battro, Antonio M.; Calero, Cecilia I.; Goldin, Andrea P.; Holper, Lisa; Pezzatti, Laura; Shalóm, Diego E.; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
Pedagogy is the science and art of teaching. Each generation needs to explore the history, theory, and practice of the teacher-student interaction. Here we pave the path to develop a science that explores the cognitive and physiological processes involved in the human capacity to communicate knowledge through teaching. We review examples from our…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Cognitive Processes, Physiology
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Goldin, Andrea Paula; Segretin, Maria Soledad; Hermida, Maria Julia; Paz, Luciano; Lipina, Sebastian Javier; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
Working memory and planning are fundamental cognitive skills supporting fluid reasoning. We show that 2 games that train working memory and planning skills in school-aged children promote transfer to 2 different tasks: an attentional test and a fluid reasoning test. We also show long-term improvement of planning and memory capacities in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Ability
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Goldin, Andrea Paula; Calero, Cecilia Ines; Pena, Marcela; Ribeiro, Sidarta; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
In March 2012, 30 faculty and 49 students from all over the world met in El Calafate, Argentina, during two intense weeks. It was the second Latin American School for Education, Cognitive, and Neural Sciences (LASchool), sponsored by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The LA School seeks to critically examine research findings potentially relevant…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Play, Young Children, Preschool Education
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Goldin, Andrea P.; Pezzatti, Laura; Battro, Antonio M.; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Two thousand four hundred years ago Socrates gave a remarkable lesson of geometry, perhaps the first detailed record of a pedagogical method in vivo in history [Plato. (2008). "Apologia de Socrates. Menon. Cratilo." Madrid: Alianza Editorial]. Socrates asked Meno's slave 50 questions requiring simple additions or multiplications. At the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometric Concepts, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods