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Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice<p>No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of …


Disney, Brain Science and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional intelligence. Seeing <i>Inside Out</i>, the new movie from Disney/Pixar got me thinking about how we think.<p><i>photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar</i><p>Almost the entire animated movie takes place inside the brain of a young …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Extroverts Like Parties and Introverts Avoid Crowds

Extroverts and introverts differ strongly in how their brains process rewarding experiences, new research suggests.<p>The study, published today (June …


Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …


The Secret to Happiness |

There have been several books written on the subject of happiness, including several from Tal Ben-Shahar (<i>Happier</i>, <i>Even Happier,</i> and <i>Being Happy</i>) and one from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who wrote <i>Delivering Happiness</i>. All great books if you’re looking for a deep dive into the subject of happiness. But I …


Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2015 Panel: DC Comics Movie Announcements Predictions

We're a week away from Comic-Con International: San Diego, where DC Entertainment will have a nearly-unchallenged turn at bat in terms of movies.<p>In … - is for sale (Musician Notes)

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