SILC Press for 2012
♦ Clifford, Stephanie (December 3, 2012). More Dads Buy the Toys, So Barbie, and Stores, Get Makeovers. Susan Levine (Co-PI) and SILC-funded research is mentioned in this article. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
♦ Fischer, Kim (July 31, 2012). Spatial skills may be improved through training, new review finds. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
♦ SILC's research helped inform Providence Children's Museum's new exhibit: ThinkSpace. See their blog about the exhibit: http://providencechildrensmuseum.blogspot.com/search/label/ThinkSpace. Retrieved December 6, 2012. Our PI, Nora Newcombe, and our SILC website are referenced at the bottom of one of their blog articles here. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
♦ Fischer, Kim (November 8, 2012). Spatial cognition researchers will connect through grant-funded virtual institute. SILC receives a Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) grant from the National Science Foundation to create the Thematic Network in Spatial Cognition. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
♦ Paul, A. M. (October 24, 2012). Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools. Time Magazine (on-line). The article cites SILC Faculty Member and Co-PI Susan Levine's work on the importance of counting at home. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
♦ Shellenbarger, Sue (August 29, 2012). Teaching Kids to Love Math: A worksheet for Math-phobic parents. Wall Street Journal on-line. Retrieved September 19, 2012. SILC co-PI, Susan C. Levine, is mentioned in the article: [Author] Sue Shellenbarger shared that she received a great response to the column and Susan Levine [mentioned in Paragrah 4] followed up with some other resources for parents interested in promoting mathematics learning among their preschoolers (quoted from William Harms, University of Chicago). Sue Shellenbarger's follow-up to her article: (September 25, 2012) Sue Shellenbarger answers readers' questions. Retrieved September 26, 2012: SILC Co-PIs, Susan Levine and Susan Goldin-Meadow, have been working on an update of the early childhood Everyday Mathematics curriculum, which is mentioned in a feature article on the University of Chicago website: Harms, William (March 3, 2012). Solving the puzzle of early learning. Retrieved September 26, 2012:
♦ Dreyfuss, Ira (2012). Audio clip: Space by the numbers. HHS HealthBeat. Our SILC Member, Elizabeth Gunderson is quoted in this clip. Retrieved September 26, 2012. Transcription of audio clip:
♦ Prossnitz, Lindsay (July 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm CST). Here is the webpage that includes the video clip from WTTW's Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin: Mosquitoes, Spatial Learning, Lefties, Higgs Boson Particle. Both Susan Levine (Co-PI) and Elizabeth Gunderson (SILC Postdoc) highlight SILC research pertaining to spatial relationships and the understanding of numbers. Retrieved September 26, 2012. PDF of the webpage:
♦ Tricoles, Robin (June 18, 2012). The Benefits of Spatial Thinking. Our PI, Nora S. Newcombe, was interviewed for FABBS (Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences) Foundation's Foundation Science Communications program. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
♦ White, Mercedes (July 18, 2012). Fractions, spatial skills key for success in math, Deseret News. This article mentions research by our SILC Members, specifically Nora S. Newcombe (PI) [Picture This: Increasing Math and Science Learning by Improving Spatial Thinking ] and Shannon M. Pruden, Susan C. Levine (Co-PI), Janellen Huttenlocher [DOI: Children’s spatial thinking: Does talk about the spatial world matter?]. Retrieved July 23, 2012:
♦ Gunderson, E. A., Ramirez, G., Beilock, S. L., & Levine, S. C. (Co-PI) (2012, March). The Relation Between Spatial Skill and Early Number Knowledge: The Role of the Linear Number Line. Developmental Psychology. Retrieved June 18, 2012:
- Learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (UChicagoNews)
- Study: Early Spatial Learning Promotes Math Competency (Education Week)
- Spatial skills hone kids’ number sense (Futurity.org)
- Early learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (Labnet International, Inc)
- Learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (ScienceBlog)
- News From the Field: Learning About Spatial Relationships Boosts Understanding of Numbers (National Science Foundation)
- Learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (The Hand)
- Toddler Spatial Knowledge Boosts Understanding of Numbers (ScienceDaily)
- Early learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (Science Codex)
- Early learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (Medical Xpress)
- Early Learning About Spatial Relationships Boosts Understanding of Numbers (The Cutting Edge News)
- Early learning about spatial relationships boosts understanding of numbers (Clifton821 Blog)
Retrieved July 12, 2012:
- Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin: Mosquitoes, Spatial Learning, Lefties, Higgs Boson Particle (WTTW Chicago Tonight: Scientific Chicago)
♦ Our SILC Faculty Member, Terry Regier has been exploring work on kinship, which draws on and develops the same general principles as his work on space and his earlier work on color.
Retrieved June 14, 2012:
- Kemp, C. and Regier, T. (May 2012). Kinship Categories Across Languages Reflect General Communicative Principles. Science, 336(6084), 1049-1054. [doi: 10.1126/science.1218811 ]
- Bruce Bower (May 24, 2012). Family labels framed similarly across cultures: Descriptions of kin reflect trade-off between simplicity and utility. Science News.
♦ Marlene Cimons (May 17, 2012). Science of Spatial Learning: Center seeks to transform teaching practices. U.S. News and World Report: Science. Retrieved May 17, 2012. This article is about our NSF-funded Science of Learning Center, The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC).
♦ Two of our SILC Faculty Members, Kenneth D. Forbus and Dedre Gentner (Co-PI), received Laudations awarded by Helmut Schwarz, president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. A short write-up on Forbus' award is available on the Northwestern University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, website: Forbus lauded at 40th Symposium for Research Award Winners. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
♦ Harms, W. (April 5, 2012). Press Release (University of Chicago): Deaf children’s gesture mismatches provide clues to learning moments. Authors: Susan Goldin-Meadow (Co-PI), Aaron Shield, Daniel Lenzen (University of Chicago) and Melissa Herzig, Carol Padden (University of California, San Diego). Retrieved April 11, 2012. Permanent Link: More press coverage below:
- Two ideas: one in gesture and the other in sign (Deaf News Today)
- Deaf kids learn with gesture-sign misses (Futurity.org)
- Deaf kids learn with gesture-sign misses (Holy Kaw!)
- Deaf children’s gesture mismatches provide clues to learning moments (HealthCanal.com)
- Deaf children's gesture mismatches provide clues to learning moments (Science Codex)
- Deaf children's gesture mismatches provide clues to learning moments (iapetus lounger)
- Deaf Children's Gesture Mismatches Are Clues to Their Learning (News Blaze)
- Deaf children’s gesture mismatches provide clues to learning moments (SciGuru Science News)
♦ Villarica, H. (April 6, 2012). Professional Help: 5 Ways to Turn Your Preschooler into a Math Wiz. The Atlantic. Tips on how parents can help their preschoolers excel at mathematics from Susan Levine (Co-PI) and Graduate Student Elizabeth Gunderson, University of Chicago. Retrieved April 10, 2012. The link to the article is also listed under the press garnered for Early puzzle play: A predictor of preschoolers' spatial transformation skill. Permanent Link:
♦ SILC will be well represented at the upcoming CSS Conference in Sapporo, Japan, from 8/1 to 8/4 (Posted April 5, 2012):
- Daniele Nardi, a former SILC postdoc now at La Sapienza in Rome has organized a symposium entitled "How Vertical Spaces Are Perceived and Represented". Other presenters are Steve Weisberg, a SILC graduate student from Temple, Frank Durgin from Swarthmore and Kate Jeffery from UCL.
- Another graduate student from Temple, Ilyse Resnick, will be presenting an oral paper on “Examining the Representation and Understanding of Large Magnitudes Using the Hierarchical Alignment Model of Analogical Reasoning”.
- From Northwestern University, Dedre Gentner and Stella Christie are part of a symposium on analogy where SILC work will be presented. Andrew Lovett is speaking about his Geometric Analogy model; the new model now accounts for over 90% of the variance in the behavioral data! And Ken Forbus will present at an intuitive physics symposium.
- Chris Young, a SILC postdoc from the University of Chicago is presenting a poster on “Development of Graphical Understanding”.
- Another SILC participant is Terry Regier from Berkeley, who has a paper accepted for oral presentation entitled “Grounding spatial language in non-linguistic cognition, co-authored with colleagues Michael Pacer and Alexandra Carstensen.
♦ Press coverage for SILC-generated research on: Early puzzle play: A predictor of preschoolers' spatial transformation skill by Susan C. Levine (Co-PI), Kristin R. Ratliff, Janellen Huttenlocher and Joanna Cannon. [DOI]. Retrieved March 14, 2012:
- Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills: First study to examine puzzle play in a naturalistic setting reveals surprising results about girls and boys (NSF Press Release) Also, here.
- Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills (Science Daily.com)
- Puzzle Play Pays Off, Study Finds (promisingkids.org)
- Puzzle play supports children's early maths development (NurseryWorld-UK)
- Early puzzle play contributes to developing spatial skills (Contemporary Pediatrics)
- Puzzle Play Helps Boost Learning Math-Related Skills (Newswise-University of Chicago)
- Puzzle play improves math skills (eurekalert.org)
Retrieved March 27, 2012:
- Study: Puzzle Play May Help Develop Some Math Skills (Education Week)
- Simple preschool games improve later learning skills (examiner.com)
- Young Puzzle-Solvers May Be Tomorrow’s Engineers (DoctorsLounge)
- How To Nudge Your Children Towards A Career In Math Or Science -- HER Daily Dose (EmpowHer)
- Study shows playing with puzzles improves math skills (WRALtechwire)
- Young Puzzle-Solvers May Be Tomorrow's Engineers: Study found playing with puzzles at early age helps children develop spatial skills (HealthDay)
- Puzzles help children’s spatial awareness (parentscafe.co.uk)
- Puzzle play boosts math skills in kids (The Times of India)
- Puzzles Add to Children's Ability at Maths (Express.co.uk)
- Puzzle Play for Preschoolers Improves Learning Math-Related Skills (Uzima)
- Los puzles potencian las habilidades espaciales (doulatelde.wordpress.com)
- Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills (Kansas City infoZine)
- Puzzles fördern mathematische Fähigkeiten - Jungen schneiden bei Test besser ab als Mädchen (TeachersNews)
- Solving puzzles 'boosts maths skills of children' (in.com)
- First study to examine puzzle play in a naturalistic setting reveals surprising results about girls and boys (webnewswire.com)
- Math-Related Skills in Kids Likely to be Boosted by Early Puzzle Play (medindia.net)
- Los puzles potencian las habilidades espaciales (Fundación INTEGRAR)
- Jugar con puzzles (rompecabezas) mejora la capacidad de aprendizaje en niños de corta edad (Grupo EDUCATIVA)
- Puzzle play boosts math skills in kids (keralanext.com)
- Puzzles boost learning math-related skills (dalje.com)
- Puzzle play may help boost learning math-related skills (LabSpaces)
- Puzzle solving helps kids pick up math skills (the pioneer)
- Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills (ScienceBlog)
- Puzzle solving helps infants pick up math skills (IANSlive)
- Early puzzle play can help boost math-related skills in kids (AndhraNews.net)
- Playing with puzzles may help children better grasp STEM subjects (FunEducation)
- Puzzles Boost Math Related Skills (dailyRx)
- Early puzzle play can help boost math-related skills in kids (News Track India)
- Puzzles can enhance math skills; Get your kid more of them (Blive)
- First Study To Examine Puzzle Play In A Naturalistic Setting Reveals Surprising Results About Girls And Boys (Medical News Today)
- Puzzle play improves math skills (Science Codex)
- First Study To Examine Puzzle Play In A Naturalistic Setting Reveals Surprising Results About Girls And Boys (MediLexicon)
- Puzzles fördern mathematische Fähigkeiten (pressetext)
- Early puzzle play can help boost math-related skills in kids (Daily India)
- Puzzle solving helps infants pick up math skills (sentinelassam.com)
- Puzzles boost learning math-related skills (Outcome Magazine)
- Puzzles boost learning math-related skills (UPI.com)
- Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills (Science and Technology Blogspot)
- Puzzle play may help boost learning math-related skills (Innovations Report)
- Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills (HealthCanal.com)
- Solving Puzzles Improves Spatial Skills (Softpedia)
- Puzzle solving helps infants pick up math skills (Deccan Herald)
- Puzzle play may help boost learning math-related skills (MedicalXpress)
- Early puzzle play may sharpen spatial skills (Futurity)
- Puzzle Play Helps Boost Learning Math-Related Skills (Science Daily.com)
Retrieved April 10, 2012:
Retrieved April 26, 2012:
Retrieved July 26, 2012:
- Solving Puzzles Early On (audio and text available) (HHS HealthBeat)
- Dr. Susan Levine, University of Chicago – Puzzles and Cognitive Development (audio and text) (WAMC Northeast Public Radio)
♦ Two of our SILC Faculty Members, Nora S. Newcombe (PI) and Thomas F. Shipley, delivered lectures on February 10, 2012 at the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University. For more information click on the flyer to the left.
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