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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | Brain Information | Scoop.it

Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


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Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:37 AM

Less memory!

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 3, 2014 1:05 AM

Some interesting research and anecdotal evidence is summarised in this article. #mustread

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:29 PM

I'm not sure I buy all of it for all of us. But, distract? FOMO? Create more? Yes, yes and yes.

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The Impact of Writing on Our Brain [Infographic]

The Impact of Writing on Our Brain [Infographic] | Brain Information | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:54 AM

 

I agree, I write down every time the most important (since ages) for a BETTER learning and it works ;)

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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Brain Facts

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Strange but true: did you know that an octopus has no blind spot, that reptiles yawn, and that your ears emit sounds? Learn about these and more fun brain facts here.
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This is How Your Brain Works [VIDEO]

This is How Your Brain Works [VIDEO] | Brain Information | Scoop.it
ASAP Science explains how our brain problem solves and why your brain is susceptible to illusions.
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Scans to unlock secrets of the brain

Scans to unlock secrets of the brain | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Scientists in the US publish the most detailed brain scans the world has ever seen as part of a project to understand how the organ works
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Brain Rules: Brain development for parents, teachers and business leaders | Brain Rules |

Brain Rules: Brain development for parents, teachers and business leaders | Brain Rules | | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Brain Rules by John J. Medina is a multimedia project explaining how the brain works. It includes a book, a feature-length documentary film, and a series of interactive tutorials.
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Interesting new ways to look at how the brain works.

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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.

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How the brain forms categories

How the brain forms categories | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Neurobiologists have investigated how the brain is able to group external stimuli into stable categories. They found the answer in the discrete dynamics of neuronal circuits.

 

. . . The new findings that are published in the current issue of the journal Neuron, demonstrate that discrete network states provide a substrate for category formation in brain circuits. The authors suggest that the hierarchical structure of discrete representations might be essential for elaborate cognitive functions such as language processing.


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Your Brain by the Numbers: Scientific American

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Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Jorge Cham draws the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper at www.phdcomics.com .

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Exploring the Brain’s GPS

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May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser are exploring the way the brain records and remembers movement in space, which they speculate may be the basis of all memory.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:26 PM

This is more neuroscience than it is geography, but it is incredibly relevant to geographers and spatial analysis.  These Norwegian neuroscientists are charting the brain to understand how we remember where we have been, where we are and how we navigate through space.  They are primarily mapping out the brains of rats, but much of what they’ve discovered appears to hold for all mammals.  There are certain cells that are only active when you are in certain places.  These cells interact as a network in a grid pattern,  forming a very regular hexagonal pattern (central place theory!?!).  These ‘place cells’ or ‘grid cells’ store information about distances and directions and are crucial to navigation.  Read more about it in this article or watch this 6-minute video

 

Tags: spatial, mental maps.

  

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How To Use Your Brain to Feel Less Vulnerable

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Before I entered the FBI Academy as a new agent, I had never shot a gun. My firearms instructor told me that all I needed to do was relax, breathe, and focus.
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Music's Effect on Learning [infographic]

Music's Effect on Learning [infographic] | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Music is something that is universally loved. Even if everyone doesn’t enjoy the same kind of music, you will be hard-pressed to find an individual that denounces all music as unentertaining.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:46 AM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Music+in+Education

 

Monica Mirza's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:43 AM

3 : I'd add "Instrumental -no lyrics"... it's hard not to be diverted from our activities by words our ear hears and understand :o)

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How does my brain work? | TED Playlists | TED

How does my brain work? | TED Playlists | TED | Brain Information | Scoop.it
How exactly does the brain -- a 3-pound snarl of nervous tissue -- create inspired inventions, the feeling of hunger, the experience of beauty, the sense of self?
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Scans reveal intricate brain wiring

Scans reveal intricate brain wiring | Brain Information | Scoop.it
Scientists will soon release the first batch of data from a project designed to create the first map showing the detailed connections in the human brain.
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How The Brain Works--And How Students Can Respond

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How The Brain Works--And How Students Can Respond
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Brain Basics: Know Your Brain: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

A primer on the brain and brain anatomy for non-scientists, compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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Very basics on how the brain works.

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New findings illuminate basis in brain for social decisions, reactions

New findings illuminate basis in brain for social decisions, reactions | Brain Information | Scoop.it
New insights into the wiring and firing of the "social brain" in humans and primates reveals the brain areas important in altruistic motives and behavior, and the brain regions that respond to the pain of discrimination.

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1. Experiences Build Brain Architecture

The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood. Simpler circuits come first and ...

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2. Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is "serve and return" interaction between children and significant ...

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