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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect

The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Audrey's comment, September 9, 2013 6:01 AM
Yes.... Start young. This means pre-school education.
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Voices may not trigger brain's reward centers in children with autism

Voices may not trigger brain's reward centers in children with autism | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it

In autism, brain regions tailored to respond to voices are poorly connected to reward-processing circuits, according to a new study by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The research could help explain why children with autism struggle to grasp the social and emotional aspects of human speech. "Weak brain connectivity may impede children with autism from experiencing speech as pleasurable," said Vinod Menon, PhD, senior author of the study, published online June 17 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

 

Read more at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130617160853.htm

 


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Look! Something Shiny! How Some Textbook Visuals can Hurt Learning

Look! Something Shiny! How Some Textbook Visuals can Hurt Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Unnecessary visual information may distract children from learning, say Ohio State psychologists.

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, May 8, 2013 1:07 PM

The study found that most teachers thought the visuals would have enhanced learning, and would have chosen teaching materials containing them. 

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Online brain-training: does it really work?

Online brain-training: does it really work? | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Websites that claim to be able to increase concentration, verbal reasoning and memory have become big business. But do they really work, asks Elizabeth Day
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Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right

Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The adrenaline and dopamine rush you get from winning an argument feels good. Too good.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:58 AM

I'm sure it's happened to you: You're in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view. He pushes back, so you go into overdrive to convince everyone you're right. It feels like an out of body experience — and in many ways it is. In terms of its neurochemistry, your brain has been hijacked.

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Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog

Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed ...
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Sally DeCost's curator insight, December 23, 2012 11:09 AM

Great infographic for teachers to think about!

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Change Your Words... Change Your World

A powerful clip relaying the how effective the right words can be ...it will change your world, your classrooms, your students, your children.

 

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Gust MEES

 

WOW! That video touched me! I nearly had tears in my eyes, a MUST watch!

Keywords: Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, Human, Society, Daniel GOLEMAN, Howard GARDNER...

 

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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:21 AM

A MUST, MUST see

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 4, 2013 7:51 PM

Changing how you view your world can simply change your world.  

Prunetti Beatrice's comment, August 11, 2013 8:18 AM
really true. This is marketing
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What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us, and What It Doesn't

What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us, and What It Doesn't | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The sort of short, simple explanations of complex brain functions that often make for good headlines rarely turn out to be true.
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 4, 2012 1:52 PM
Super article. Thank you so much for posting.
Emre Erdogan's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:15 AM

Our brain is Mach more çöpler than we know

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Albert Einstein's brain had an extraordinary prefrontal cortex

Albert Einstein's brain had an extraordinary prefrontal cortex | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Einstein's prefrontal cortex may have contributed to his remarkable genius,...


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New form of brain plasticity: Study shows how social isolation disrupts myelin production

New form of brain plasticity: Study shows how social isolation disrupts myelin production | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Animals that are socially isolated for prolonged periods make less myelin in the region of the brain responsible for complex emotional and cognitive behavior, researchers at the University at Buffalo and Mt.
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Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph

What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger?
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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

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Great insights from Dr. Judy Willis

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Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Lots of good reasons provided here including the question of time spent providing "extra" examples.

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The Brain Science Behind Learning

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Details how the infographic Brainy Approaches to Learning supports Personalized Learning.

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Audrey's comment, May 28, 2013 5:10 PM
I feel overwhelmed. There is so much to learn.
Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:01 AM

Lump or not - the brain always amazes me.

Laura Lubin, MS. Ed. HRD's curator insight, June 22, 2013 8:58 AM

Amazing view into the science and how to personalize learning with universality in mind. 

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Your Child's Brain on Math - Pacific Standard

Your Child's Brain on Math - Pacific Standard | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Pacific Standard Your Child's Brain on Math Pacific Standard Parents whose children are struggling with math often view intense tutoring as the best way to help them master crucial skills, but a new study released on Monday suggests that for some...
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Audrey's comment, May 12, 2013 7:01 PM
The most effective mathematics tutoring I have seen was by a teenage student who demonstrated basic principles to his tutees and used everyday examples to consolidate understanding. He actually understood that his tutees did not have knowledge of basic principles, Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk.
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Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Brain games will make you smarter! The internet is making you dumber! Alcohol is killing your brain cells! The brain is a mystery we've been trying to solve for ages, and the desire to unlock its secrets has led to vast amounts of misinformation.

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How poverty influences a child's brain development

How poverty influences a child's brain development | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Science is figuring out exactly how the damage is done and what steps can be taken to halt and then heal it

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David Hain's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:11 AM

Reminded me of stories of the Romanian orphans from years ago and the power of a hug.

Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:20 AM
There is is the possibility that poverty may prevent the stimulation needed for children to develop their curiosity which leads to learning. Poverty could be confining in terms of not sufficient nutrients in order to help develop the neural network. Also poverty seems to isolate children from social interactions which is critical for development; audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk.
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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Psychology Today | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it

 

 By Jim Taylor, Ph. D.

 

"There is...a growing body of research that technology can be both beneficial and harmful to different ways in which children think. Moreover, this influence isn’t just affecting children on the surface of their thinking. Rather, because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops. For example, as the technology writer Nicholas Carr has observed, the emergence of reading encouraged our brains to be focused and imaginative. In contrast, the rise of the Internet is strengthening our ability to scan information rapidly and efficiently.

 

"The effects of technology on children are complicated, with both benefits and costs. Whether technology helps or hurts in the development of your children’s thinking depends on what specific technology is used and how and what frequency it is used. At least early in their lives, the power to dictate your children’s relationship with technology and, as a result, its influence on them, from synaptic activity to conscious thought.

 

"Over the next several weeks, I’m going to focus on the areas in which the latest thinking and research has shown technology to have the greatest influence on how children think: attention, information overload, decision making, and memory/learning. Importantly, all of these areas are ones in which you can have a counteracting influence on how technology affects your children."


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Jim Siders's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:06 PM

to tech or not to tech........that is the question. Not just a casual question if this report is accurate.

sarah's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:04 AM

Très intéressant.

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Can the Brain be Trained to Better Multitask?

Can the Brain be Trained to Better Multitask? | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it

The first role of trained infotention is to recognize whether or not  multitasking, single-minded focus,  or alert but diffused attention is the most appropriate mind-tool for the task at hand. However, for those many situations in which multitasking is either necessary or preferable or both, the most important question is whether -- and to what degree -- multitasking more effectively is a learnable skill. -- Howard 

 

"Results showed that participants did much better at multitasking after training. Interestingly the benefits transferred to the untrained dual task. Brain training can thus be used to get better at multitasking!"


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Jenna Becerra's curator insight, February 20, 2013 1:52 AM

Before one can think about multitasking, it is important to take into account that it is more than just practice. One has to be metacognitive in his or her approach to learning and paying attention to what is important. Know individual tendencies, but also know that a mind can be trained. Multitasking is not always the right approach, but it is often inevitable. Training one's mind to multitask effectively will only result in efficiency.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:28 AM

Can't the brain be trained in every task? Why not multitasking as well?

Audrey's comment, May 16, 2013 6:37 AM
Yes. Agree.
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Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation

Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"The brain contains billions and billions of neurons. These cells communicate with one another by releasing small endogenous chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, into the synapse, where they are then taken up by specific receptors on neighboring cells. There are many types of neurotransmitters in the brain—what they have in common is that they are produced inside a neuron, released into the synapse, and then cause an excitatory or inhibitory effect on receptor cells, helping to propagate or downgrade action potentials."


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Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:29 AM
Yes, I use this illustration to demonstrate how drugs such as SSRIs work. I find it all fascinaing, Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
Artesian Wellness & Recovery's curator insight, May 15, 2:41 PM

A brief yet clear description on neurotransmitters and the role they play.

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Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain

Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
When listening, this oscillation synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have found that this influences the way we listen.
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This Is Your Brain On The Internet

This Is Your Brain On The Internet | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Is the internet and social media influencing your brain? Documentary filmmaker Tiffany Shlain investigates our changing behaviors in the connected world.

How do media and technology impact our brain? According to a "a recent study, Dr. Small observed brain activity in two groups of subjects interacting with a search engine –one that was 'net-savvy' and one that was 'net naïve'. The results showed increased brain activity in the experienced netizens, reflecting Shlain’s hypothesis that our online behaviors stimulate more brain systems."

For more information and to view a video on "our connected world" click through to the article.


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Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain

Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the word dyslexic?
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