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Explores the relationship between cognition and learning, insofar as engagement and the establishment of neural networks is concerned.
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Your Phone vs. Your Heart - New York Times

Your Phone vs. Your Heart - New York Times | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Your Phone vs. Your Heart
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Our ingrained habits change us.
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interesting research on the role of vagal tone and health relative to social connectedness. 

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RSA Animate - The Power of Networks

In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex moder...
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If the video doesn't work, check out the Changing Paradigms in Education. You won't be disappointed. 

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Taylor & Francis Online :: Cognitive Neuroscience - Volume 3, Issue 3-4

Taylor & Francis Online :: Cognitive Neuroscience - Volume 3, Issue 3-4 | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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More evidence that supports the idea that we ignore the power of engagment in learning at our peril. 

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Decision neuroscience - mydigitalfc.com

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Decision bridges neurobiology and cognitive science, neuroscientists say. The essence of the thinking during decision-making is mental simulation, says Daeyeol Lee of Yale University's School of Medicine.
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This is interesting both for what it promises about understanding what happens when we decide, how our neural circuitry may impact our decisions - the way medicine may use this needs to be monitored for sure, else we may all be dumbed down to their their sense of the 'operative'  algorithm - and what to think when charged with making decisons, i.e., 'So don’t think too much. Having too much information is a plague. As they say, over-information generates cognitive stress. Often, too much thinking overwhelms our brain’s ability to synthesise all the facts, and thus, our ability to take decision gets distracted. We land up making bad decisions. When we’re distracted, we stop introspecting and listen to our emotional minds. Decisions in a happy state of mind are happy decisions.'

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An overview of mental simulation and the brain and how further research will benefit other illnesses in the future.

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Verbal Language, Short-Term Memory, and Reasoning Measure Cognitive ... - PsychCentral.com

Verbal Language, Short-Term Memory, and Reasoning Measure Cognitive ... - PsychCentral.com | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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“The uptake was astonishing,” said Adrian M.
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significant results on the value of short term memory - where was I now, right - verbal language and reasoning ability to support cognitive functioning...the bit about aging I'm conveniently ignoring. :-)

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Question: neural networks and real-valued data : MachineLearning

New to neural networks. Can someone help me clarify something? I'm not sure how to handle real-value data. (this question is not about the learning al...
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interested in how the machine works?

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Ah, Wilderness! Nature Hike Could Unlock Your Imagination : NPR

Ah, Wilderness! Nature Hike Could Unlock Your Imagination : NPR | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Communing with nature has long helped artists get their creative juices flowing. A neuroscientist wondered how backpacking trips without any electronic devices might change the way people solved problems.
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This makes complete sense.

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9 Key Steps About Teaching Online | Contact North

9 Key Steps About Teaching Online | Contact North | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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These are useful for beginners and a good remainder for those already in the game.

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Learning technology through three generations of technology enhanced distance education pedagogy

Learning technology through three generations of technology enhanced distance education pedagogy | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it

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Duke program blends neuroscience and humanities - Duke Chronicle

Duke program blends neuroscience and humanities - Duke Chronicle | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Duke program blends neuroscience and humanitiesDuke ChronicleDeborah Jenson, director of undergraduate studies for Romance studies; Michael Platt, director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and...
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Scientists uncover a new pathway that regulates information processing in the ... - Medical Xpress

Scientists uncover a new pathway that regulates information processing in the ... - Medical Xpress | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Scientists uncover a new pathway that regulates information processing in the ...Medical Xpress"We found that HDAC4 represses these genes, and its function in a given neuron is controlled by activity of other neurons forming a circuit," said TSRI...
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How brain stores info about social hierarchy - Newstrack India

How brain stores info about social hierarchy - Newstrack India | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
How brain stores info about social hierarchyNewstrack IndiaThe team at the UCL Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience used brain imaging techniques to investigate this in twenty six healthy volunteers.
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10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education

10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
A learning trump card is one that reigns over more established education practices. When one strategy trumps another, it means that it is a better way of learning.
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The Understanding Of Action May Be Encoded On A Perceptual Level Rather Than On A Cognitive One

The Understanding Of Action May Be Encoded On A Perceptual Level Rather Than On A Cognitive One | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
We rely on our visual system more heavily than previously thought in determining the causality of events. A team of researchers has shown that, in making judgments about causality, we don't always (Woah!
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A must read for medical educators 

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Shockingly, when we look at some of the most elite...

Shockingly, when we look at some of the most elite... | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
“Shockingly, when we look at some of the most elite musicians in the world, we find that they aren’t necessarily practicing more but, instead, more deliberately.
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It's about intensity and focus which relates back to the fundamental notion of time on task...

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How the brain copes with multi tasking alters with age

How the brain copes with multi tasking alters with age | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
The pattern of blood flow in the prefrontal cortex in the brains alters with age during multi-tasking, finds a new study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Neuroscience.
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Seems we need to pay attention to the 'idea' that brain function in the young and old alters significantLy when engaged in two simultaneous tasks, i.e., thinking and doing.

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Now's the moment for mindfulness - Telegraph.co.uk

Now's the moment for mindfulness - Telegraph.co.uk | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Now's the moment for mindfulness Telegraph.co.uk “Advances in neuroscience and psychology in relation to depression over the past 15 years have coincided with the current economic situation, which has made the condition more...
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Mindfulness and you...a revolution using in the making. Time to explore this in more detail? Ommmmmm....

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Science Faction – Artificial Intelligence - Clickonline.com (blog)

Science Faction – Artificial Intelligence - Clickonline.com (blog) | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Science Faction – Artificial Intelligence Clickonline.com (blog) Logic programming and automated reasoning came about by trying to make computers more 'human' while Artificial Neural Networks (interconnecting neurons and nodes) directly mimic those...
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A précis of the AI landscape right now, with punctuated insights as to possible directions and applications. 

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Why Our Brains Like Short-Term Goals - Entrepreneur

Why Our Brains Like Short-Term Goals - Entrepreneur | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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The study makes important discoveries not only about the way we learn but the brain's neural plasticity or ability to change in response to experiences.
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on the power and process of setting and meeting short term goals

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Paul Gagnon's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:53 AM

This is important for teachers in understanding the potential for activating successful attitudes and performance.

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Preparing Students for the Future | Contact North

Preparing Students for the Future | Contact North | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
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I think this type of strategic plan has a good chance of succeeding as it appears to have consolidation roadmap and defines for all what is required by all. 

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What's Working and What's Not in Online Training

Work isn't what it used to be, which means training should have changed too, but has it?
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John Templeton Foundation grant supports Princeton neuroscientists to study ... - Princeton University

John Templeton Foundation grant supports Princeton neuroscientists to study ...Princeton UniversityCognitive control is fundamental to higher-level mental activities such as planning, problem-solving and social interaction, according to project...
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Cognitive Labs: Computational Neuroscience: Memory-Making Is All ...

11.09.2012. Computational Neuroscience: Memory-Making Is All About the Connection >. A model that shows how connections in the brain must change to form memories could help to develop artificial cognitive computers.
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VPR News: The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science

VPR News: The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
It's the brain's motor system, not areas involved in hearing, that helps us remember what we hear.
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Google Now: behind the predictive future of search

Google Now: behind the predictive future of search | Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
How Google learned to un-fragment itself and create the next big thing (#Google Now: behind the predictive #future of #search | The Verge #tech #SEO #mobile #appdev http://t.co/gDBZVY8X...)...
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