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Study: Learning A Language Changes Brains : Personal Liberty Digest™

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Study: Learning A Language Changes Brains

October 8, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
LUND, Sweden (UPI) — Intensive learning of a new language can make certain areas of the brain increase in size, Swedish researchers say.
Scientists studied young recruits at the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy who learned a new language at a very fast pace, going from having no knowledge of a language such as Arabic, Russian or Dari to speaking it fluently in the space of 13 months.
Measured against a control group of university students who also studied intensively but in subjects other than languages, the researcher found specific parts of the brains of the language students grew.
The parts that increased in size were the hippocampus, a deep-lying brain structure involved in learning new material and spatial navigation, and three areas in the cerebral cortex.
“We were surprised that different parts of the brain developed to different degrees depending on how well the students performed and how much effort they had had to put in to keep up with the course,” said Johan Martensson, a researcher in psychology at Lund University.
Students with greater growth in the hippocampus and areas of the cerebral cortex related to language learning had better language skills than the other students, the researchers said.
Some previous research has suggested Alzheimer’s disease has a later onset in people who are bilingual or multilingual.
“Even if we cannot compare three months of intensive language study with a lifetime of being bilingual, there is a lot to suggest that learning languages is a good way to keep the brain in shape,” Martensson said.


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Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work - - The Buffer Blog

Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work - - The Buffer Blog | brain structures, learning, SNS. | Scoop.it
One of the key questions we ask ourselves as humans is this: how our brain works.
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Sleep well, excercise, meditate, relax...might also be good to improve your brain to work better.

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Daniel Goleman - To Strengthen Your Attention Span, Stop Overtaxing It

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Attention is a mental muscle. You can strengthen it, but not if it's fatigued.

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pay ATTENTION!!

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Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work - - The Buffer Blog

Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work - - The Buffer Blog | brain structures, learning, SNS. | Scoop.it
One of the key questions we ask ourselves as humans is this: how our brain works.
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Bernardo Javier Riveros Fuentes's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:35 PM

Sleep well, excercise, meditate, relax...might also be good to improve your brain to work better.

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The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning | Edudemic

The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning | Edudemic | brain structures, learning, SNS. | Scoop.it

Blended learning is a combination of some face-to-face teaching and some online teaching. It is a great way for teachers to bring online components into the forefront, rather than just using digital materials as supplemental (often at home) course materials.

 

Blended learning has a huge advantage – it doesn’t prescribe that particular activities must be online or in person. There isn’t a particular percentage of teaching and learning that has to happen in the classroom or not.

 

You can tailor it to your needs, and do some experimentation. It is so flexible, and can be something different for each teacher, each class, or each student. One class may lean heavily on the online component and another may not, depending on the availability and appropriateness of materials available


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:53 PM

The Blended learning approach, " can be tailor it to your needs, and do some experimentation. It is so flexible, and can be something different for each teacher, each class, or each student."

 

This is an excellent infographic with support on "Blended Learning".

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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

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Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science.
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well, let's rest work

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