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Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
As new findings in neuroscience imply applications in the classroom and beyond, it's important for educators to have a basic understanding of how our brains work. VideoAmy has gathered a collection of videos about the brain to get you thinking.
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Breaking into the autistic brain | Boston Children's Hospital

Breaking into the autistic brain | Boston Children's Hospital | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
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APPsychTextbk - On Systems and Scanning

APPsychTextbk - On Systems and Scanning | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
And 1 step further - Diffusion Spectrum Imaging -
The DSI technique estimates connections of neuronal fiber trajectories by mapping the gradient of the diffusion of water molecules through brain tissue, which is much more specific than fMRI. This type of scan still cannot tell what you are thinking, but it can tell which groups of neurons just fired, and in which direction they sent a signal, in real-time.
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November | 2013 | the neuron club

November | 2013 | the neuron club | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
10 posts published by Stavros Hadjisolomou during November 2013
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Benefits of a Bilingual Brain Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Benefits of a Bilingual Brain Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
Dual language education provides a unique and powerful opportunity to strengthen children's highest cognitive brain potentials.
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Brain Implants: The Laser Eye Surgery of the Future?

Brain Implants: The Laser Eye Surgery of the Future? | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago, fraught with risk, applicable only to a narrowly defined set of patients – but a sign of things to come. 


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new brain implants that could revive your memory and makes you to learn things fast.

 

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Tons of Copyright Free Comics to Use with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Copyright Free Comics to Use with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

"A couple of days ago I shared with you here in Educational Technology an Mobile Learning a list of some useful educational web tools to use with your students to create comics. I also argued that those comics can be used to teach both writing and reading. However, today I am sharing with you a great resource where you can find tons of free comics to use in your class."


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The Future of the Mind

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Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain. 

 

“We have, learned more about the brain in the last 15 years than in all of human history. And what comes next may be even more amazing," writes Kaku. 


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Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 31, 2014 8:38 AM

I love the work of Michio kaku.

Superhumans may not be far away. 

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Top 12 Ways to Increase Student Participation | TeachHUB

Top 12 Ways to Increase Student Participation | TeachHUB | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

Call it "active learning," or "classroom participation" -- every teacher wants more involved students and fewer apathetic ones. With a little extra planning, that is possible.


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Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models

Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
Dr. Judy Willis (@judywillis on Twitter) is an authority on brain research as it relates to learning. She is a regular blogger at Edutopia. You can also find her online at RADteach.




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Brain scans may aid in diagnosis of autism

Brain scans may aid in diagnosis of autism | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
The investigators found that brain connectivity data from 19 paths in brain scans predicted whether the participants had autism, with an accuracy rate of 95.9 percent.
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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

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Safecracking the Brain - What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves.

Safecracking the Brain - What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves. | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

It’s hard to imagine an encryption machine more sophisticated than the human brain. This three-pound blob of tissue holds an estimated 86 billion neurons, cells that rapidly fire electrical pulses in split-second response to whatever stimuli our bodies encounter in the external environment. Each neuron, in turn, has thousands of spindly branches that reach out to nodes, called synapses, which transmit those electrical messages to other cells. Somehow the brain interprets this impossibly noisy code, allowing us to effectively respond to an ever-changing world.

Given the complexity of the neural code, it’s not surprising that some neuroscientists are borrowing tricks from more experienced hackers: cryptographers, the puzzle-obsessed who draw on math, logic, and computer science to make and break secret codes. That’s precisely the approach of two neuroscience labs at the University of Pennsylvania, whose novel use of cryptography has distinguished them among other labs around the world, which are hard at work deciphering how the brain encodes complex behaviors, abstract thinking, conscious awareness, and all of the other things that make us human.


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Ciencia y tecnología :: 100cia.com

Ciencia y tecnología :: 100cia.com | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
Portal de Ciencia y Tecnología. 100cia.com Portal de Ciencia y Tecnología. Noticias, artículos, fotos, actualidad y opinión.
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Temple Grandin: Brains are Wired Differently - YouTube

This video segment made with selected scenes from the HBO movie Temple Grandin. Prepared by Neuroscience in Education Team 2013 Read more: http://azharreflec...
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Neuron Implantation Can Rewire Brain Itself

Neuron Implantation Can Rewire Brain Itself | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
A neuron is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information by electrochemical signaling, via connections with other cells called s
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Engaging the Active Learner Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Engaging the Active Learner Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
Engaging the Active Learner Infographic presents shortly but concisely some interesting facts regarding the students' learning process during class.
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Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth - NBC News

Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth - NBC News | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday.Th...
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We must forget to avoid serious mental disorders, and forgetting is an actively regulated process

We must forget to avoid serious mental disorders, and forgetting is an actively regulated process | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

The human brain is build in such a way, that only necessary information is stored permanently -- the rest is forgotten over time. However, so far it was not clear if this process was active or passive. Scientists from the transfaculty research platform Molecular and Cognitive Neurosciences (MCN) at the University of Basel have now found a molecule that actively regulates memory loss. The so-called musashi protein is responsible for the structure and function of the synaptic connections of the brain, the place where information is communicated from one neuron to the next.

 

Using olfactory conditioning, the researchers Attila Stetak and Nils Hadziselimovic first studied the learning abilities of genetically modified ringworms (C. elegans) that were lacking the musashi protein. The experiments showed that the worms exhibited the same learning skills as unmodified animals. However, with extended duration of the experiment, the scientists discovered that the mutants were able to remember the new information much better. In other words: The genetically modified worms lacking the musashi protein were less forgetful.

 

Further experiments showed that the protein inhibits the synthesis of molecules responsible for the stabilization of synaptic connections. This stabilization seems to play an important role in the process of learning and forgetting. The researchers identified two parallel mechanisms: One the one hand, the protein adducin stimulates the growth of synapses and therefore also helps to retain memory; on the other hand, the musashi protein actively inhibits the stabilization of these synapses and thus facilitates memory loss. Therefore, it is the balance between these two proteins that is crucial for the retention of memories.

 

Forgetting is thus not a passive but rather an active process and a disruption of this process may result in serious mental disorders. The musashi protein also has interesting implications for the development of drugs trying to prevent abnormal memory loss that occurs in diseases such as Alzheimer's. Further studies on the therapeutic possibilities of this discovery will be done.


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How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips

How to Promote Your Blog Content: 40+ Experts Share Marketing Tips | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

One of the biggest challenges that content marketers and blog owners face is trying to get readers to their content. We asked 40 top bloggers and content marketers the following question: Name something that most bloggers and content marketers can do to improve their effectiveness when promoting their content....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:47 AM
Lots of great tips from these 40 content marketing and blogging experts.
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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class

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Have you ever plunked yourself down in a staff meeting where some of your colleagues were, for lack of a better phrase, not paying attention? Grading homework?

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You may soon be able to 3D print a brain scanner - Boulder Weekly

You may soon be able to 3D print a brain scanner - Boulder Weekly | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
You may soon be able to 3D print a brain scanner
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For those not tremendously interested in the impacts that 3D printing may have on manufacturing, Wired is reporting that a team of developers are working on a 3D-printable brain scanner.

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Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com

Exploring Temple Grandin's Brain | DiscoverMagazine.com | Nueroscience | Scoop.it

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Communica8GH's curator insight, March 21, 2013 7:26 PM

Temple continues to  educate

Donna Lehman's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:57 AM

An early inspiration for myself and many other parents of autistic children. Possibilities.

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Nice Graphic on The Relationship between Learning and the Brain

Nice Graphic on The Relationship between Learning and the Brain | Nueroscience | Scoop.it
A Nice Graphic on The Relationship between Learning and The Brain ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on e-learning resources curated by Lee Ballantyne (A Nice Graphic on The Relationship between Learning and The Brain

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:15 AM

Interesting stuff.

Mira Weinfeld's curator insight, March 28, 2014 12:02 AM

This is a nice visual synopsis of the principles I employ when working with children with ADHD and language impairment.