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Neuroscience For Kids. The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail.

Neuroscience For Kids

These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore. Eric H. Chudler. Eric H.

Eric H. Chudler

Chudler, Ph.D. Executive Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering; Research Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Box 354880 University of WashingtonSeattle, WA 98195-4880 email: Ph.D., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1985 M.S., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1983 B.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980 This page was last modified on October 5, 2012. This web site focuses on neuroscience, the study of the nervous system. BPS Research Digest.

Brain Explorer. Your Amazing Brain. The Whole Brain Atlas. Dyslexia. Dyslexia, or developmental reading disorder,[1] is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal or above-average intelligence.[2][3][4] This includes difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, processing speed, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, language skills/verbal comprehension, and/or rapid naming.[5][6][7] Dyslexia is the most common learning difficulty[8] and most recognized reading disorder.


There are other reading difficulties that are unrelated to dyslexia. Developmental dyspraxia. Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)[1][2][3][4][5] also known as developmental dyspraxia and clumsy child syndrome[6][7][8][9][10] is a chronic neurological disorder beginning in childhood that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body.

Developmental dyspraxia

Up to 50% of those with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have DCD.[6][11] It may be diagnosed in the absence of other motor or sensory impairments like cerebral palsy,[12] muscular dystrophy,[6] multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. Classification[edit] Developmental coordination disorder is classified in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a motor disorder, in the category of neurodevelopmental disorders.[13] Signs and symptoms[edit] Various areas of development can be affected by developmental coordination disorder and these will persist into adulthood,[10] as DCD has no cure.