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Brain Connections Key to Reading

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What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible -- a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren’t so good at multitasking).

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:11 PM

Great Ted Talk Video

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How The Brain Rewires Itself

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"FOR DECADES, THE PREVAILING DOGMA IN neuroscience was that the adult human brain is essentially immutable, hardwired, fixed in form and function, so that by the time we reach adulthood we are pretty much stuck with what we have. Yes, it can create (and lose) synapses, the connections between neurons that encode memories and learning. And it can suffer injury and degeneration. But this view held that if genes and development dictate that one cluster of neurons will process signals from the eye and another cluster will move the fingers of the right hand, then they'll do that and nothing else until the day you die. There was good reason for lavishly illustrated brain books to show the function, size and location of the brain's structures in permanent ink.ut research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of "neuroplasticity"--the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience."


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Eric Hardek's curator insight, March 18, 2015 10:31 AM

Did you know that thinking about performing a particular task can improve motor skills?

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Brain system for emotional self-control discovered

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Different brain areas are activated when we choose to suppress an emotion, compared to when we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according a new study.

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Leveraging Cognitive Psychology to Create Compelling Online Learning Experiences | The Sloan Consortium

Leveraging Cognitive Psychology to Create Compelling Online Learning Experiences | The Sloan Consortium | K12, HE, NGOs, Non-Profits: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE | Scoop.it

Michelle Miller (Northern Arizona University, USA)

 

Research findings from cognitive and brain sciences are particularly relevant to improving our teaching, given that these disciplines focus on how we acquire new information and learn to use it in new contexts.

 

The presenter of this interactive will be drawing on her 20 years of experience as a researcher and teacher in the field of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as on themes from her book in progress tentatively titled Minds Online: What Cognitive and Brain Sciences Tell Us About Teaching with Technology.

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:25 PM

Dr. Millers presentation materials are available at this link.  I was very impressed with her findings regarding the testing and time effects established by cognitive psychology and their applicaiton to online learning.  


Recent research from Harvard http://sco.lt/6WzedN supports the design idea of including short quizzes as a way to increase learning of fundamental concepts. This is something that the LMS can do very well!  


~ I'm revising my course designs to take advantage of this insight. 

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How Poverty Taxes the Brain

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Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
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Patricia LeClaire's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:46 PM

This type of research is very relevant to effective teaching design in high-poverty, low-performing school districts. Several charter school management organizations (CMOs), and Teach For America's 5-week recruitment training, attempt to dismiss the effects of chronic poverty on student performance as irrelevant. I disagree.

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How Poverty Taxes the Brain

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Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
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This type of research is very relevant to effective teaching design in high-poverty, low-performing school districts. Several charter school management organizations (CMOs), and Teach For America's 5-week recruitment training, attempt to dismiss the effects of chronic poverty on student performance as irrelevant. I disagree.

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How poverty might change the brain - CNN

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How poverty might change the brain
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Such research points to the idea that stress leads to a stunting of brain development in children of low socioeconomic backgrounds.

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How the Brain Really Works

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New techniques are letting researchers look at the activity of the whole brain at once. Most brain areas multitask, and the brain is dynamic. It can respond differently to the same events in different times and circumstances.

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Research shows the brain quickly determines intent of harmful actions

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New research from the University of Chicago illustrates that individuals can tell very quickly whether a harmful action they witness is intentional or accidental.

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Patricia LeClaire's comment, April 18, 2013 4:27 PM
One of my key interests in this finding is its significance for the development of trust and reciprocal awareness in the formation and performance of completely virtual student teams. Students who are strangers to each other, and will never meet or even be in another online class together, are required by many instructors to collaborate without preparation in short-duration projects (sometimes as little as 4 weeks). They must produce a high-stakes project worth the majority of their course grade.