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The Emotional Life Of The Brain - Forbes

The Emotional Life Of The Brain - Forbes | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Pioneering neuroscientist Richard Davidson says our personalities and emotional responses are rooted in the brain. He explains how we can change the brain to transform our lives.

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On Fear, Emotions and Memory : Rock Star/Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux’s New Terms | Brain World

On Fear, Emotions and Memory : Rock Star/Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux’s New Terms | Brain World | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Humans are the only animals that can imagine the future. That’s great when it comes to figuring out what makes us happy. But what about those sleepless nights filled with anxiety? Joseph LeDoux has spent 30 years studying the biological underpinnings of memory and emotion, especially the mechanisms of fear. He has been doing research on animals, primarily rats, to understand pathological fear and anxiety in humans. A Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science and professor of neural science and psychology at New York University, his concentration on the amygdala, that almond-shaped structure in the brain’s temporal lobe having to do with emotional behavior, has also spawned a rock band called the Amygdaloids, with himself and three of his scientific colleagues.

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Mind, Brain, and Education | Students at the Center

Mind, Brain, and Education | Students at the Center | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how learning, in turn, shapes the architecture of the brain? What is the connection between the stress of poverty and the impact of emotions on learning? To answer such questions, this paper draws on recent brain research and research in cognitive science, highlighting the positive impact of student-centered learning approaches.

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Give Sorrow More Than Words: The Neuroscience of Grief

Give Sorrow More Than Words: The Neuroscience of Grief | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Neuroscience has made great strides in understanding human emotions, but one area that begs further study is that of grief and bereavement. 

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Finding Clues in the Fearful Brain

Finding Clues in the Fearful Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Looking closely at the neural activity that underlies fear and anxiety may point the way to better treatment.
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Tired of Feeling Bad? The New Science of Feelings Can Help

Tired of Feeling Bad? The New Science of Feelings Can Help | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Is your emotional style getting you down? Research finds the neural basis of your responses to life-and how you can change them...personality is not grounded in identifiable neurological mechanisms; it has not been traced to specific patterns of neural activity in the brain. This is where the theory of Emotional Style breaks new ground: through neuroimaging and other methodologies, I have traced Emotional Style—and, specifically, the six components that make it up—to patterns of activity throughout the brain.

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Emotions in Students | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Emotions in Students | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Is the expression, “Fight, flight or freeze” a myth or science? There’s an assumption that if a student in school feels threatened in any way, there’s going to be an immediate response we’ve all heard of before. Are there gender differences in our emotional system?

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Valentine's Day: Your Brain on Love

Valentine's Day: Your Brain on Love | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
What is this thing called love? As a neuroscientist, I study the brain systems of love and relationships, which are curiously related to brain systems of hunger and thirst. I now see love as part of a built-in survival system.
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Study: Emotion rules the brain's decisions - USATODAY.com

Study: Emotion rules the brain's decisions - USATODAY.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The evidence has been piling up throughout history, and now neuroscientists have proved it's true: The brain's wiring emphatically relies on emotion over intellect in decision-making. A brain-imaging study reported in the current Science examines...
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Enhance Happiness and Health by Cultivating Gratitude: Interview with Robert Emmons | SharpBrains

Enhance Happiness and Health by Cultivating Gratitude: Interview with Robert Emmons | SharpBrains | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Gratitude is a positive psychology. Happiness and good mental health can be cultivated through gratitude.
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Your Brain and Happiness, Part III — Delivering Happiness

Your Brain and Happiness, Part III — Delivering Happiness | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Neurons that fire together, wire together. Learn how positive thinking creates positive neural circuitry and leads to a happier brain.
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The Walking Dead, Mirror Neurons, and Empathy

The Walking Dead, Mirror Neurons, and Empathy | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

 By what psychological, neurological, and biological mechanisms do video games like The Walking Dead get us to not only empathize with characters onscreen, but also share their emotions?

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Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos)

Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The Charlie Rose Brain Series (videos) explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Charlie interviews the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. Dr. Eric Kandel joins Charlie. He is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University. He’s also affiliated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Episodes:

Episode 1 - The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain

Episode 2 - The Perceiving Brain

Episode 3 - The Acting Brain

Episode 4 - The Social Brain

Episode 5 - The Developing Brain

Episode 6 - The Aging Brain

Episode 7 - The Emotional and Vulnerable Brain

Episode 8 - The Anxious Brain

Episode 9 - The Mentally Ill Brain

Episode 10 - The Disordered Brain

Episode 11 - The Deciding Brain

Episode 12 - The Creative Brain

Episode 13 - Highlights from the Series

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I will certainly be looking at these.
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Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse?

Are We Putting the (Knowledge) Cart Before the (Emotional) Horse? | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
What would you say if I told you that all of our current national efforts to improve public education were blind to the actual way people learned and interacted with the world?

Depressing, right? But it's true. To prove it, watch this short video -- just 100 seconds long -- and be prepared to describe to yourself what you see:

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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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What Neuroscience Tells Us About Consumer Desire — HBS Working Knowledge

What Neuroscience Tells Us About Consumer Desire — HBS Working Knowledge | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
It's easy for businesses to keep track of what we buy, but harder to figure out why. Enter a nascent field called neuromarketing, which uses the tools of neuroscience to determine why we prefer some products over others.
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Race and Reputation in the Brain | Psychology Today

Race and Reputation in the Brain | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Stereotyping is a form of reputation, one that's applied to groups rather than individuals. It's something people think they know about each other in advance of meeting them, and something that affects how they treat them when they do. Now, in a study published today, Phelps' team reveals that prejudging people based on what you know about their past and prejudging them based on the colour of their skin activate the same areas of the brain.

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Study finds child abuse can lead to stunted brain development

Study finds child abuse can lead to stunted brain development | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

(Medical Xpress) -- A small team of researchers has found that various forms of child abuse can lead to stunted development in certain regions of the brain."

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Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

More neuroscience research supporting the importance of early care.... This study, to my knowledge, is the first that actually shows an anatomical change in the brain, which really provides validation for the very large body of early childhood development literature that had been highlighting the importance of early parenting and nurturing. Having a hippocampus that’s almost 10 percent larger just provides concrete evidence of nurturing’s powerful effect.”

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PBS - JOHN GARDNER - EDUCATION AND EXCELLENCE

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John Gardner - Uncommon American...

"Personal Renewal"
Delivered to McKinsey & Company, Phoenix, AZ
November 10, 1990

"I'm going to talk about "Self-Renewal." One of your most fundamental tasks is the renewal of the organizations you serve, and that usually includes persuading the top officers to accomplish a certain amount of self-renewal. But to help you think about others is not my primary mission this morning. I want to help you think about yourselves."

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The price of your soul: How the brain decides whether to 'sell out'

The price of your soul: How the brain decides whether to 'sell out' | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
A neuro-imaging study shows that personal values people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash, are processed differently in the brain than those values that are willingly sold.
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