IU Bloomington’s first Emerging Areas of Research initiative, called “Learning: Machines, Brains, and Children,” will revolutionize our understanding of how children, and robots, learn.

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Research from Indiana University has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games. The study, which appears in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, measured the relative impact of two games — a structured block-building game and a word-spelling board game — on children’s spatial processing. Such […]

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If you are a white girl, a black girl ,or a black boy, exposure to today’s electronic media tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you’re a white boy, you’ll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University Bloomington professor. Nicole Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications in the […]