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The Hazards Of Tweeting While Watching TV - BuzzFeed

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Viewers who tweet and watch at the same time, in other words, have less attention to pay to either activity. Dr.
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I think this is essential information to inform the debate about the merits of multi-tasking in learning:

 

Dr. Jordan Grafman, Chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, concured. "Even if you're doing two things at once, you're sort of doing one, then the other, then one, then the other, in a short time frame," he explained. "It's true we can do these things, we have the capability, but it costs us in deeper thinking."

 
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Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning
Explores the relationship between cognition and learning, insofar as engagement and the establishment of neural networks is concerned.
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Researchers discover brain activity that may mark memory formation - Medical News Today

Researchers discover brain activity that may mark memory formation - Medical News Today | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
“Researchers discover brain activity that may mark memory formation Medical News Today The research team, including senior author James Knierim of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins, recently published their findings in the...”
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How do memories begin? This looks promising...
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Pot physically changes your brain (but so do music lessons) - Higher Ground - Detroit Metro Times

Pot physically changes your brain (but so do music lessons) - Higher Ground - Detroit Metro Times | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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Research Shows Strategic Thinking Strengthens Intellectual Capacity - Science 2.0

“Research Shows Strategic Thinking Strengthens Intellectual Capacity Science 2.0 ... journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.”
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I like the process and attendant results. Extensible to learning environments.
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Regular exercise improves brain health and stimulates creativity - MiamiHerald.com

Regular exercise improves brain health and stimulates creativity - MiamiHerald.com | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Regular exercise improves brain health and stimulates creativity MiamiHerald.com Exercising regularly is linked with creative thinking, brain health and cognition, according to a study published in December in Frontiers of Aging Neuroscience and...
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Start your engines!

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Can emotions triumph over facts in an argument? - Daily News & Analysis

Can emotions triumph over facts in an argument? - Daily News & Analysis | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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Can emotions triumph over facts in an argument?
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Its practise of Behaviour ArchitectureTM is built on the precepts of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural economics and design.
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Worth reflection, especially as such reflection relates to confirmation bias and  Affect Heuristic. 'At one level, Objective Fact is a myth. Facts change, depending on the source, time period, start period, whether looking at averages, or absolutes...'

 
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“One cup of joe and your brain is ready to go”? – Caffeine as memory enhancer - Practical Ethics (blog)

“One cup of joe and your brain is ready to go”? – Caffeine as memory enhancer - Practical Ethics (blog) | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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“One cup of joe and your brain is ready to go”? – Caffeine as memory enhancer
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Since then, thousands of other studies have been looking at if and in which ways caffeine improves cognitive performance.
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What will they say about this in 10 years.

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Artists 'better protected' against dementia, study finds - CBC.ca

Artists 'better protected' against dementia, study finds - CBC.ca | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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Artists 'better protected' against dementia, study finds
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"We discovered that there is a disproportion between the degree that artists lose some of their memory function, their orientation and other day-to-day cognitive functions.
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On the importance of art in the brain narrative 

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NIH study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brain's control of behavior - National Institutes of Health (press release)

NIH study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brain's control of behavior National Institutes of Health (press release) These structural changes were associated with changes in synaptic plasticity, the brain's ability to change in response to...
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An FYI only ...not a FYNA, but extrapolations at a sociological level  certainly present themselves ....?

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Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests

Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Scientists have found compelling evidence that older adults can eliminate forgetfulness and perform as well as younger adults on memory tests. The cognitive boost comes from a surprising source -- a distraction learning strategy.
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Makes sense from the point of view of activating one's prior knowledge, which sometimes requires a neural kick start ...

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Multitasking Neurons Improve Computational Power of the Brain

Multitasking Neurons Improve Computational Power of the Brain | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past few decades, neuroscientists have made much progress in mapping the brain by deciphering the functions of individual neurons that perform very specific tasks, such as recognizing the location or color of an object.
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Not entirely sure where this will lead but it confirms that our understanding of neurons is changing, i.e., they can do more than one task which is what we orignally believed. Will be interesting to see where this line of research leads given our increasing predisposition to rapidly serially process. 

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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | MindShift | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Using tech tools that students are familiar with and already enjoy using is attractive to educators, but getting students focused on the project at hand might
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This confirms much of what we have been noting over the past fre years with respect to mother effects of Multi-tasking and learning. Succinctly: leads to shallow learning. Strategies like TBL provide opportunities for educators to provide sustained focus. 

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Inside the Learning Brain

Inside the Learning Brain | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Cognitive neuroscience will shape the future of corporate learning practices.
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An excellent synthesis of the key factors attending successful learning practices. 

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Sleep Hits the Reset Button for Individual Neurons - Scientific American (blog)

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Sleep Hits the Reset Button for Individual Neurons
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A new study by R. Douglas Fields, a pioneer in researching out-of-the-mainstream brain areas and neural activity, holds one promising suggestion.
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On the role of sleep in resetting the memory slate. Hmmm...

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Your Brain on Story: Why Narratives Win Our Hearts and Minds - Pacific Standard

Your Brain on Story: Why Narratives Win Our Hearts and Minds - Pacific Standard | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
“Your Brain on Story: Why Narratives Win Our Hearts and Minds Pacific Standard The University of California-Los Angeles' social cognitive neuroscience lab director Matthew D.”
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The power of narrative
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Are you in the moment or multi-tasking? - Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

Are you in the moment or multi-tasking? - Beaver Dam Daily Citizen | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
“Are you in the moment or multi-tasking? Beaver Dam Daily Citizen Adding to this, in her article “You'll Never Learn!”
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More evidence for the naysayers on the negative effects of multi-tasking
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BishopBlog: What is educational neuroscience?

BishopBlog: What is educational neuroscience? | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | 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 ...
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highlights how we may need to focus on what is really applicable to educatIonal learning practices.

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Enriquez '16: Bad rich people - The Brown Daily Herald

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Enriquez '16: Bad rich people
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A common theme in cognitive neuroscience is that repeated exposure and practice are the basis of our conditioning to stimuli, and therefore our habits and reactions.
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How very true.

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Novel brain-scanning technique maps flow of visual information in brain with ... - News-Medical.net

Novel brain-scanning technique maps flow of visual information in brain with ... - News-Medical.net | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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Novel brain-scanning technique maps flow of visual information in brain with ...
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This is getting very specific.

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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach - The Verge

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach - The Verge | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach
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Those who had consumed the probiotic drink showed significantly lower brain activity in the neural networks that help drive responses to sensory and emotional behavior.
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The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain

The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
What are the cognitive benefits of play? Read what scientific studies reveal about play and the developing brain.
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I think this should be obvious by now ....

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Scientists mimic natural conditions in the lab to more accurately test stress - Penn State News

Scientists mimic natural conditions in the lab to more accurately test stress Penn State News Other researchers involved in this study include Sonia Cavigelli, a Huck Institutes co-funded faculty member of the neuroscience graduate program and the...
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Builds empirically on the posiitve and enduring role of nurture as described in epigenetic studies...

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
In a recent editorial in Nature, a group of bioethicists argue for using stimulants to enhance cognitive performance
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Hands up if you think you want to join the 'Cognitive Enhancement World Legion' ? 

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This is your brain on food commercials… - OUPblog (blog)

This is your brain on food commercials… - OUPblog (blog) | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
OUPblog (blog) This is your brain on food commercials… OUPblog (blog) A recent study in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan, Oregon Research Institute, and Yale University starts to...
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Food for thought- no pun intended.

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Five ways to stop your child becoming an iPad zombie ...

Five ways to stop your child becoming an iPad zombie ... | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
These toddlers have a technology habit so bad that they throw crazy tantrums and shred their nappies when their iPads and smartphones are removed. And what's more, some of these tots get to play with these things for four ...
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Not really about the neuroscience save for the suggestion that perhaps the inappropriate e neural networks are bing created too early. As  in all things in life and growing up - even for the old farther muppet like me, I expect it remains a question of balance. 

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The Hazards Of Tweeting While Watching TV - BuzzFeed

The Hazards Of Tweeting While Watching TV - BuzzFeed | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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Viewers who tweet and watch at the same time, in other words, have less attention to pay to either activity. Dr.
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I think this is essential information to inform the debate about the merits of multi-tasking in learning:

 

Dr. Jordan Grafman, Chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, concured. "Even if you're doing two things at once, you're sort of doing one, then the other, then one, then the other, in a short time frame," he explained. "It's true we can do these things, we have the capability, but it costs us in deeper thinking."

 
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