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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of

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Chris Martin's curator insight, February 24, 2015 10:42 AM

This is really exciting. The sooner mainstream culture accepts technology helping--in all aspects of a child's life--the better.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 25, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, but we gamers knew this all along! 

James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:42 PM

From the article:  “The benefits of gaming not only boost early life brain development – but they could extend to decelerating the degenerative span of the brain in mature life.”  I guess it’s time to load up Call of Duty…

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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons

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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The swimmers body illusion and other ways our brains play tricks on us.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:13 PM

Guilty of quite a few of these - a good read and some pointers to further useful material.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:25 PM

From the article:  Clearly, it’s normal for us to be irrational and to think illogically, especially when language acts as a limitation to how we think, even though we rarely realize we’re doing it. Still, being aware of the pitfalls we often fall into when making decisions can help us to at least recognize them, if not avoid them.


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How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes

How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a Dr. Watson or a Sherlock Holmes?If we could choose between a Watsonian and Holmesian mind, I’m sure most of us would prefer Holmes. He’s brilliant and perceptive: the consummate problem-solver.

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Really interesting article. I particularly liked the idea of a brain break.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:29 PM

How to practice mindfulness, memory storage and person perception with Holmesian devotion ... or at the very least read the new book by Maria Konnikova that says you can train your brain to be a creative problem solver just like Sherlock!


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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are split into the following categories:
* General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education? * Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods. * Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


Via Beth Dichter, NikolaosKourakos, Anu Ojaranta, Karen Bonanno, L2_S2S
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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better ft. Seth Godin - YouTube

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better ft. Seth Godin - YouTube | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!
Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:28 AM

especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dean J. Fusto
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Do we support our students in ways that feed their brains?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:48 PM

Encapsulated in the phrase - ''Variety is the spice of life".

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 7, 2014 12:15 AM

Good ideas - cognitive diversity to keep  our brain in shape

54321ignition's curator insight, August 7, 2014 7:39 AM

Yes, I'd recommend parachuting to everyone afraid of heights! It cured mine.

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8 Common Mistakes in How Our Brains Think and How to Prevent Them

8 Common Mistakes in How Our Brains Think and How to Prevent Them | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Get ready to have your mind blown:

 

1. We surround ourselves with information that matches our beliefs

 

2. We believe in the “swimmer’s body” illusion

 

3. We worry about things we’ve already lost

 

4. We incorrectly predict odds

 

5. We rationalize purchases we don’t want

 

6. We make decisions based on the anchoring effect

 

7. We believe our memories more than facts

 

8. We pay more attention to stereotypes than we think


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Troy Crayton's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:00 PM

Thank you for making us "aware" of this article, Duane....

donhornsby's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:52 AM

(From the article): Clearly, it’s normal for us to be irrational and to think illogically, especially when language acts as a limitation to how we think, even though we rarely realize we’re doing it. Still, being aware of the pitfalls we often fall into when making decisions can help us to at least recognize them, if not avoid them.

Have you come across any other interesting mistakes we make in the way we think?

Lawrence Lanoff's curator insight, December 30, 2013 12:18 AM

This article is dense, but profound. Worth chomping on if you have some time. 

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VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

http://www.ted.com Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow ...

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