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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time: The Power of Reflection

Why Daydreaming Isn’t a Waste of Time: The Power of Reflection | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Parents and teachers expend a lot of energy getting kids to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of them. What adults don’t do, according to University of Southern California education professor Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, is teach children the value of the more diffuse mental activity that characterizes our inner lives: daydreaming, remembering, reflecting.


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TEDx - Mary Helen Immordino-Yang - Embodied Brains, Social Minds

Talk title: Embodied brains, social minds: How admiration inspires purposeful learning The science of neurobiology is changing our understanding about social emotions, showing us how inspiration is intertwined with our biological survival as a species.

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