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How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

♢Interesting "Brain-Bits" for Teaching and Learning

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

More Revealing Portraits of Kids Around the World and Their Toys

Maudy, 3 – Kalulushi, Zambia<p>Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three years and visited dozens of countries to capture young kids in their …


Cultural Neuroscience : How Culture impacts Brain

It is obvious that our cultural background affects our taste, perceptions, values, beliefs and behaviors. All of these reflections are linked to our …

Autism Science, Birth To Thirteen

One of our family members is autistic. He was diagnosed about a decade ago at age 3 for the symptoms recognized at the time but likely would have been diagnosed earlier given what we know now. Like all autistic people … like most people … he has grown, developed, matured, and changed. And along …

Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool

Preschool teachers can create an environment in which children are eager to explore and learn about math. They can provide developmentally …


The Startling Amount That Children Can Learn From Play

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>In her TEDTalk, Alison Gopnik illustrates the value of an evolutionary perspective for understanding young children's amazing learning abilities. In my own research (described in my new book, <i>Free to Learn</i>), I've focused on learning among older …