Brain measurements predict math progress with tutoring

Structure associated with memory formation predicts learning ability

By Meghan Rosen, 15:19 PM April 29, 2013

A child who is good at learning math may literally have a head for numbers.

Kids’ brain structures and wiring are associated with how much their math skills improve after tutoring, researchers report April 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Certain measures of brain anatomy were even better at judging learning potential than traditional measures of ability such as IQ and standardized test results, says study author Kaustubh Supekar of Stanford University. These sig...

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