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Investigating strategies, approaches and neuroscientific evidence to enhance student learning
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Harvard Professor Swaps Content For Connections In EdTech Strategy U-Turn

Harvard Professor Swaps Content For Connections In EdTech Strategy U-Turn | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Professor Bharat Anand teaches digital strategy at Harvard Business School, yet when he came to co-developing the HBS digital education business (HBX) he fell headlong into the very trap he tells leaders to avoid. That is to say, the content trap.
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The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans

The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Ted Berger's implant electrically stimulates the brain to form memories—at least in rats and monkeys. And now, he’s testing one that could work in humans.
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Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

A theory posits that the all of our thoughts are a function of a basic algorithm, N=2^i–1. This development may be huge for AI, since artificial neural networks operate much like the brain, applying this formula may be the key to true intelligence.
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Gamma and Beta Bursts Underlie Working Memory. - PubMed - NCBI

Gamma and Beta Bursts Underlie Working Memory. - PubMed - NCBI | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Neuron. 2016 Apr 6;90(1):152-64. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.028. Epub 2016 Mar 17. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It

Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
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Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory

Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Non-invasive transcranial technique leads to 24-hour-long improvement in memory function and could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and other conditions
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Why Learning is NEVER a Waste of Time

Why Learning is NEVER a Waste of Time | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Is learning ever a bad idea? Explore the world of learning transfer and how all knowledge is connected.
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5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
While science has proved that memory games don't make you smarter, there are 5 methods that actually do work.
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Flipping a light switch recovers memories lost to Alzheimer's disease mice

Flipping a light switch recovers memories lost to Alzheimer's disease mice | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Light stimulation of brain cells can recover memories in mice with Alzheimer's disease-like memory loss, according to new research from the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics.
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This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time

This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
By measuring how hard the brain is working, the BACh system knows when to give a learner new information.
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The Memory Capacity of Human Brain Could be 10 Times More Than Once Thought

The Memory Capacity of Human Brain Could be 10 Times More Than Once Thought | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Your brain might be more efficient than you think. In fact, it could contain the next blueprints for a better computer.
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Trippy Networks: How LSD Changes Consciousness | Neuroscience News

Trippy Networks: How LSD Changes Consciousness | Neuroscience News | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
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Short term memory traces in neural networks

Short term memory traces in neural networks | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
http://videolectures.net/eccs08_gangulli_stmtinn/ Sent from Dr Weyers iPad
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We Now Have the Power to Erase Bad Memories

We Now Have the Power to Erase Bad Memories | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Reminiscent of the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," scientists are on the brink of being able to "erase" painful memories.
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An End to AIDS: New Vaccine Could Be The "Final Nail in the Coffin" for HIV

HIV/Aids directly affects roughly 36.7 million worldwide and kills over 1 million each year. A human trial period for the HIV vaccine, known as HVTN 702, started this November for 5,400 sexually active South African men and women between the ages of 18 and 35.
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Every Brain is a Universe: Ontology, Neurotechnology, and Simulation - SERIOUS WONDER

Every Brain is a Universe: Ontology, Neurotechnology, and Simulation - SERIOUS WONDER | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
The future of consciousness will conceive non-biological forms of the brain in a simulation of our own creation. - Adam Alonzi for Serious Wonder
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A New Map of the Brain Redraws the Boundaries of Neuroscience

A New Map of the Brain Redraws the Boundaries of Neuroscience | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Just like regular maps, brain maps are useful points of reference. Scientists use them to agree on what they’re studying in the first place.
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Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged

Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Education theories and research. Mostly.
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Flagship Brain Project Releases Neuro-Computing Tools

Flagship Brain Project Releases Neuro-Computing Tools | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Human Brain Project asks wider neuroscience community to start using its hardware and software
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Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Half an hour of brain stimulation on sleep-deprived military staff improved their performance twice as much as caffeine
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Re-energizing the aging brain

Re-energizing the aging brain | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
The human brain has a prodigious demand for energy -- 20 to 30% of the body's energy budget.
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Scientists have found a way to help you learn new skills twice as fast

Scientists have found a way to help you learn new skills twice as fast | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Yes please.
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Study Shows Brain Power Can Be Bolstered--Maybe

Study Shows Brain Power Can Be Bolstered--Maybe | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
New research shows that certain memory exercises can enhance intelligence
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Indications of Alzheimer’s disease may be evident decades before first signs of cognitive impairment

Indications of Alzheimer’s disease may be evident decades before first signs of cognitive impairment | Frontiers of  The Learning Sciences | Scoop.it
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than those with normal cognitive function, and that…
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