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DESIGN OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING FOR THE BRAIN / MIND:
Thoughts and Research on Neuroeducation Science

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Cognitive Neuroscience Society » Blog Archive » Changing Children’s Cognitive Abilities Through Targeted Interventions

Cognitive Neuroscience Society » Blog Archive » Changing Children’s Cognitive Abilities Through Targeted Interventions | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

Our cognitive fates are not sealed – that was a powerful message that came out yesterday from asession on developmental cognitive neuroscienceat the CNS meeting in Boston. In four talks, speakers laid out new ways neuroscience findings can help children learn, even if they are experiencing challenges because of a developmental disorder or environmental factors.

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The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It) | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Here's a look into the basics of memory: how it works, what types of memory there are and why our memories aren’t as reliable as we think.
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Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind

Yale researchers reconstruct facial images locked in a viewer’s mind | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Using only data from an fMRI scan, researchers led by a Yale University undergraduate have accurately reconstructed images of human faces as viewed by other people.
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What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindsets has dominated much of the attention around how students can influence their own learning. But there are other ways to help students tap into their own motivation, too. Here are a few other important mindsets to consider.
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How does memory work?

How does memory work? | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

We can learn when we are able to create new memories, store them and recall them when needed. If we want to help our students to learn efficiently, we should know something about functioning of our memory.  Human memory is the center of the cognitive learning theory.


The following Learning Map represents a brief summary about memory and its functioning. Deeper understanding  of our memory will help us understand basic instructional techniques developed on cognitive learning theory.

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What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning?

What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning? | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Parents and teachers wrestle with all the time: Should we be making learning easier for kids—or harder? The answer, according to research in cognitive science and psychology, is both.
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Is the Internet Changing Our Memory? - YouTube

Many of us spend hours a day on the Internet, and whenever we have a question, it's easy to go to Google to quickly look up information. Is this changing the...
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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding? | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
What Goes on in a Student's Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students
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Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice

Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
After our inspiring and thought-provoking interview with Connie Malamed, we were left wondering about the interesting human nature that is revealed with the ‘forgetting curve’, and its impact on learning design. We set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this phenomenon. Read on...
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Baboon Personality Predicts Social Learning - Wired Science

Baboon Personality Predicts Social Learning - Wired Science | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Your personality affects how you interact with people and approach events in your life. So why shouldn't it work the same way for baboons?
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Surprising results about kids' capacity for scientific literacy

Surprising results about kids' capacity for scientific literacy | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
An innovative approach introduces five-to-eight year-olds to the concept of natural selection using a story book in a new research study. The children show remarkable comprehension; it turns out kids can understand complex scientific concepts -- like natural selection -- far beyond what anyone would have expected.
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Preschoolers can outsmart college students at figuring out gizmos

Preschoolers can outsmart college students at figuring out gizmos | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.
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Classroom focus on social, emotional skills can lead to academic gains, study shows

Classroom focus on social, emotional skills can lead to academic gains, study shows | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Classroom programs designed to improve elementary school students' social and emotional skills can also increase reading and math achievement, even if academic improvement is not a direct goal of the skills building, according to a study. The benefit holds true for students across a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life.
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EEG study shows how brain infers structure, rules when learning

EEG study shows how brain infers structure, rules when learning | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
A new study documents the brain activity underlying our strong tendency to infer a structure of context and rules when learning new tasks (even when a structure isn't valid). The findings, which revealed individual differences, shows how we try to apply task knowledge to similar situations and could inform future research on learning disabilities.
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John Mekrut's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:30 PM

In neurofeedback training we harness the brain's desire to find patterns.

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App developed to measure emotional intelligence

App developed to measure emotional intelligence | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Emotional Apps has developed an application for mobile devices that enable to evaluate abilities to perceive, understand and control emotions easily and free. More than 6,000 people from around one hundred countries have already downloaded the MEIT test (Mobile Emotional Intelligence Test) that offers important advantages in the face of emotional intelligence test on paper up to date.
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Electric “thinking cap” controls learning speed

Electric “thinking cap” controls learning speed | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Electric “thinking cap” controls learning speed. Vanderbilt psychologists show it is possible to selectively manipulate our ability to learn through the application of a mild electrical current to the brain, and that this effect can be enhanced or depressed depending on the direction of the current.
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6 Proven Ways To Improve Your Memory

6 Proven Ways To Improve Your Memory | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Science is continually finding new connections between simple things we can do every day to improve our memory capacity.
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Simple changes to homework improved student learning

Simple changes to homework improved student learning | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
A new educational study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively. The study found that making a few changes to homework assignments significantly boosted student learning in an undergraduate engineering course.
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What Happens in the Brain When Blind People Learn to See With Sound

What Happens in the Brain When Blind People Learn to See With Sound | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Deprived of sight, blind people manage to squeeze an amazing amount of information out of their other senses. Doing this requires their brains to do some reorganizing. To learn about some of these changes, scientists studied the brains of blind people ...
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Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
Pursuing interests in a variety of subjects stretches the mind and pushes the imagination, causing us to be more creative.
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What happened when? How the brain stores memories by time

What happened when? How the brain stores memories by time | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
New research shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their "temporal context" -- what happened before, and what came after -- and not by content. From brain scans of the hippocampus as the volunteers were answering questions in this study, researchers could identify patterns of activity specific to each image. But when they showed the volunteers the same images in a different sequence, they got different patterns of activity. In other words, the coding of the memory in the hippocampus was dependent on its context, not just on content.
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Learning how to listen with neurofeedback

Learning how to listen with neurofeedback | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
When listening to music or learning a new language, auditory perceptual learning occurs: a process in which your recognition of specific sounds improves, making you more efficient in processing and interpreting them. A neuroscientist now shows that auditory perceptual learning can be facilitated using neurofeedback, helping to focus on the sound differences that really matter.
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