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What Can Cognitive Neuroscience Do to Enhance Our Understanding of Education and Learning?

What Can Cognitive Neuroscience Do to Enhance Our Understanding of Education and Learning? | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

The development and popularity of brain science have driven many people to look to the brain for answers to improving learning. Cognitive neuroscience as an interdisciplinary area of research with a focus on human cognition has the potential to connect the brain and education. This paper explores what cognitive neuroscience can (and cannot) do to enhance our understanding of education and learning by examining in greater depth why certain previous attempts to bridge this gap are more successful than others. This paper also discusses the implications of this merge for scientists and educators, and future directions for research in neuroscience and neuroengineering.

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I Have Asperger's, and My Mum Says My Brain Works Differently. How So?

I Have Asperger's, and My Mum Says My Brain Works Differently. How So? | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

Autism is just one manifestation of atypical neurodevelopment. There are hundreds of ways for the brain to wire itself, and each confers a different profile of strengths and weaknesses. This idea of neurodiversity most likely will be part of a changing way of thinking about autism.

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A very heartwarming reply to the question.

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Stress Alters Children's Genomes

Stress Alters Children's Genomes | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in 9-year-olds
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What is educational neuroscience?

What is educational neuroscience? | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

I'm all in favour of cognitive neuroscience and basic research that discovers more about the neural underpinnings of typical and atypical development. By all means, let's do such studies, but let's do them because we want to find out more about the brain, and not pretend it has educational relevance. 

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New insights into gendered brain wiring, or a perfect case study in neurosexism?

New insights into gendered brain wiring, or a perfect case study in neurosexism? | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

The continuing importance of this message is only reinforced by this latest case study in how easily scientific “neurosexism” can, with a little stereotype-inspired imagination, contribute to inaccurate and harmful lay misunderstanding of what neuroscience tells us about the sexes.

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Embarrassing typos reveal the dangers of the lonely data analyst | Simply Statistics

A silly, but actually very serious, error in the supplementary material of a recent paper in Organometallics is causing a stir on the internets.

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Dad’s Life Stress Exposure Can Affect Offspring Brain Development

Dad’s Life Stress Exposure Can Affect Offspring Brain Development | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown stress on preadolesecent and adult male mice induced an epigenetic mark in their sperm which reprogrammed their offspring's HPA axis, a region the the brain which governs stress response.
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The need for critical science journalism

The need for critical science journalism | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

Too much contemporary science writing falls under the category of 'infotainment'

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The BRAIN Initiative: BAM or BUST?

After a lot of speculation and some quickly formed opinions about whether or not it was a good idea…the White House has now unveiled what the project actually is: BRAIN, Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. And what is the project exactly? Will the BRAIN project end up as a BAM (Brain Activity Map)? Or a BUST (Badly Underfunded S**T)?

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Brain's stress circuits undergo profound learning early in life, scientists find

Brain's stress circuits undergo profound learning early in life, scientists find | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that stress circuits in the brain undergo profound learning early in life.
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Alas, Brain-Training Games Do Not Work

Alas, Brain-Training Games Do Not Work | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
In America, brain games have become a multi-million dollar industry that has infiltrated schools and nursing homes, but a new meta-study of their effects throws big assumptions into question. 
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Ready to learn? The science behind the experiment – video

Ready to learn? The science behind the experiment – video | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
There is a growing body of scientific research examining the links between lifestyle and learning.
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The difficult task of reading the brain

The difficult task of reading the brain | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
Despite advances in neuroscience, when an area of the brain 'lights up" it does not tell us as much as we'd like about the inner workings of the mind.
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Also read this: http://www.slideshare.net/honneslee/cog-neurosci-ed-summary-28481735

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Outsourcing Memory | Stuff to Blow Your Mind: The Podcast

Outsourcing Memory | Stuff to Blow Your Mind: The Podcast | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

From digital photography to Internet spellcheckers, we allocate more and more of our cognitive processes to the cloud. But what do we ultimately gain from all of this – and what do we lose?

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Google Changes How Memory Is Stored

Google Changes How Memory Is Stored | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

According to the studies' findings, people with access to Google's massive web index are less likely to recall a fact when prompted; however, they remember where and how to locate that fact online.

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Study: Test-score gains don’t mean cognitive gains

Study: Test-score gains don’t mean cognitive gains | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

In a finding that should give pause to backers of standardized test-based school reform, a new study by neuroscientists at three major universities shows that students who achieved  the highest gains on standardized tests did not show the same gains in the ability to analyze material and think logically.

 
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Too much, too young: Should schooling start at age 7?

Too much, too young: Should schooling start at age 7? | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
England and a few other countries start formal education at age 4 or 5. That's harmful and misguided, say education experts David Whitebread and Sue
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Made it! An uncanny number of psychology findings manage to scrape into statistical significance

The spread of p values between .01 and .10 followed an exponential curve - from .10 to .01 the number of p values increased gradually. But here's the key finding - there was a glaring bump in the distribution between .045 and .050. The number of p values falling in this range was "much greater" than you'd expect based on the frequency of p values falling elsewhere in the distribution. In other words, an uncanny abundance of reported results just sneaked into the region of statistical significance.

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Learning and the brain | Hay Festival

How could what we know about the brain influence how we learn and teach? What are the challenges and opportunities?

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The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking

The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it

Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory.

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Reliability of Neuroscience Research Questioned

Reliability of Neuroscience Research Questioned | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
New research questions the reliability of neuroscience studies, concluding that results could be misleading due to low statistical power.
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Sleep On It: How Snoozing Strengthens Memories

Sleep On It: How Snoozing Strengthens Memories | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleep helps strengthen the memories you’ve formed throughout the day. Scientists are learning more about the complex links between sleep and memory.
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Childhood adversity affects adult brain and body functions, researchers find

Childhood adversity affects adult brain and body functions, researchers find | Your Brain and You | Scoop.it
Poverty can impair working memory while physical abuse can raise risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists claim
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