cognitive development
October 3, 2018

A new study in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health found that limited recreational screen time, adequate physical activity and healthy sleep habits improve cognition in children.

Author: Nicholas Bakalar
Source: NY Times and The Lancet (audio)
Estimated time to read: 01:23
Time to listen: 10:08

August 29, 2019

In this series of four short, engaging videos, researcher Patricia Kuhl discusses the science of human learning and the social brain. The social brain is a complex neural network designed to interpret social cues.

Dr. Patricia Kuhl is the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair at the Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington.

Author: Stephen Merrill
Source: Edutopia
Time to watch: 09:26 (total)
Estimated time to read: 03:54

August 21, 2018

Researchers from Imperial College London, King’s College London and Oxford University found that babies whose fathers were more engaged and active when playing with them in their initial months performed better in cognitive tests at two years of age.

Author: Ryan O’Hare
Source: Imperial College London
Estimated time to read: 03:48

May 23, 2018

A 2015 research study from Johns Hopkins University shows that babies have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best. 

Author: Meagan Phelan & Natasha D. Pinol
Source: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 
Estimated time to read: 04:10
Time to watch: 01:52

May 4, 2018
Inceptive Exclusive

Friday Feature: Meet Oyalabs, creator of monitor for baby's brain development

Inceptive interviewed Oyalabs about their product, Oto. Oto is a monitor that allows parents to track their child’s language exposure and assess cognitive development.  

*Note: The goal of this interview is only to inform parents about cutting-edge science-based apps and products. Inceptive does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views expressed in the interview are those of the authors and do not represent the opinion of Inceptive.


Source: Inceptive Community Forum
Estimated time to read: 04:14


Hearing loss has significant negative impact on child’s development. This article from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) lists different areas of development that are affected by the hearing loss. Children with hearing loss remain an under-identified and underserved population. By understanding the importance of hearing and early intervention, parents can help change remedy the situation.