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The Many Ways to Map the Brain

It takes both science and art to make sense of the organ’s complexities.<p>Brain mapping has come a long way since the days of Korbinian Brodmann. The German neurologist was cutting edge for the early 1900s, using newly invented chemical stains that made it possible to see individual neurons through a …

The Brain

Maximize Learning with Powerful Foods - Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Experts

“As you eat, so shall you think.” Everyday people make decisions about what to eat, and these foods have a direct impact on their quality of …

Closing the Poverty Gap - 3 Tips - Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Experts

When it works well, America’s public school system is designed to help students achieve at least one year of academic growth per school year. The …

Teaching

Multitasking Overloads the Brain

<i>Summary: Changing tasks too frequently interferes with brain activity, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: Aalto University.<p><b>The brain works most efficiently</b> …

Neuroscience

When Students Pay Attention in Class, Their Brains Are in Sync

<i>Summary: A new study that utilizes EEG data finds students’ brains are in-sync when they are more engaged during classroom learning.</i><p>Source: Cell …

What Do People Know About Excellent Teaching and Learning?

Download the PDF here.<p>It’s a set of questions that nags just about every parent with school-age kids: Does their child’s teacher employ good …

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Self-help

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Self Control

What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best?

Nina Kraus, a biologist at Northwestern University, has spent the better part of her professional career researching how sound affects the brain. …

Flute

How Stress Changes A Student's Brain: The Neurology Of 'Pressure'

<b>How Stress Changes A Student’s Brain: The Neurology Of ‘Pressure’</b><p>by J<b>udy Willis</b><p>From neuroimaging and correlated neurocognitive research, we’ve seen …

Pedagogy

Science: Doodling Has Real Benefits For The Brain

Doodling, coloring, and free-drawing increase blood flow to the parts of the brain associated with reward.<p>Many creative people know that making art is its own reward. Now science corroborates it. A new study from Drexel University shows that the process of making art stimulates the area of the …

Doodling

Why understanding how a child's brain works at different ages is so important

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters’ height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown – but what’s going on just below …

Parenting

How Metacognition, Thinking About Thinking, Can Help Your Life

<b>Metacognition</b>, thinking about how you think, has been shown to help students improve their grades. Stanford University researchers published a new …

Teaching

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

Parenting

What the Psychology of Human Memory Tells Us about How to Learn Better

What method helps you retain more information — reading, highlighting, or even interrogation? <br>Read More

Teaching

Can We Think Critically Anymore?

In a May 2015 <i>New Yorker</i> article, satirist Andy Borowitz warned of a “powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of …

What creativity really is - and why schools need it

Although educators claim to value creativity, they don’t always prioritize it.<p>Teachers often have biases against creative students, fearing that …