Sing and You Shall Learn: How Singing Enables Easier Language Acquisition

Thumyat Noe ’23 Learning a new language is challenging, but several studies claim that music may improve the learning process. For instance, primary school children with prior musical experience tend to have greater developed auditory working and verbal memories, allowing for easier language acquisition. Furthermore, according to a previous study, singing increased phonological awareness in Spanish-speaking students, yielding an improvement in English vocabulary recall and … Continue reading Sing and You Shall Learn: How Singing Enables Easier Language Acquisition

Announcing the Young Investigators Writing Competition

Calling all Long Island 9th-11th grade students! The Stony Brook Young Investigators Review is excited to launch our very first scientific writing competition! If you would like an outlet to engage your interests in science and writing from home, this is an opportunity for you! To enter, you will compose a 750-1000 word article that analyzes a controversy in one of the following categories: biology, … Continue reading Announcing the Young Investigators Writing Competition

Higher Education Correlates to Later Onset of Alzheimer’s

Priyanshi Patel ‘22 Professors including Sean Clauston, Dylan Smith, and many others of the Public Health and Department of Family, Population, and Preventative program at Stony Brook University wanted to examine the association between education and the incidence of accelerated cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) affect 5.4 million people in the United States and are the cause of the fifth most common … Continue reading Higher Education Correlates to Later Onset of Alzheimer’s

School Type Does Not Determine Individual Academic Success

By Maryna Mullerman ’20 It is generally thought that students graduating from selective schools have a greater chance at higher levels of academic achievement. A study conducted by Emily Smith-Woolley and researchers from King’s College London investigated the roles of genetics and school selectivity in pupils’ academic success. The study compared the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) test scores of students from state-funded non-selective, … Continue reading School Type Does Not Determine Individual Academic Success

Figure 1. Older students were more successful at university curriculum than their younger peers.

Age Is No Barrier For Academic Success

By Maryna Mullerman ’20 Many studies have explored academic success predictors in young adults. In recent years, however, more people over the age of 60 have undertaken university educations. Abbie-Rose Imlach and researchers from the University of Tasmania in Australia hoped to identify cognitive, psychological, social, and genetic factors that influenced academic performance in older adults. The researchers hypothesized that factors such as genetic polymorphism, … Continue reading Age Is No Barrier For Academic Success