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City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions

City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
A new study finds that urban minds don't pay as much attention to their surroundings unless they're highly engaging.
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" In an upcoming issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, a group of British psychologists reports that people who live in cities show diminished powers of general attention compared to people from remote areas. With so much going on around them, urbanites don't pay much attention to surroundings unless they're highly engaging."

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The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Psychology Today

The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What's the relationship between stress and performance? This is a different way of thinking about how the brain operates to help or hurt our performance, whether at work, in learning, in a sport, in any domain of ability. There are three main states depicted...By Dan Goleman, Ph.D....

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Sources of Motivation

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University of Rhode Island....Theories and sources of motivation key to learning are compared.

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Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain | Video on TED.com

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain | Video on TED.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
TED Talks We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why?
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The Neuroscience of Perseverance | Psychology Today

The Neuroscience of Perseverance | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Dopamine Reinforces the Habit of Perseverance... By Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do you tend to throw in the towel and call it quits when faced with a challenge or adversity? What makes some people able to keep pushing and complete a task while others habitually fizzle and don't follow through?

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Motivation & Engagement-Daniel Pink

RSAnimate animation... the surprising truth about what motivates us. Daniel Pink lecture. (video)

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Using Brain Rules to Engage Your Students | Teaching and Learning Excellence

Using Brain Rules to Engage Your Students | Teaching and Learning Excellence | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

How long do you think you have before your students get bored? Medina shares the findings of a study done in 1997 and again in 2007. Each time the results were the same, you have just 10 minutes to keep your students engaged.

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Neuroscience Insights from Video Game & Drug Addiction | Psychology Today

Neuroscience Insights from Video Game & Drug Addiction | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The video games MODEL can boost children's motivated learning. By Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed....
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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Edutopia

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Edutopia | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Blogger Judy Willis MD was a neurologist before she became a teacher; she shares some insights about how the brain responds to video games. A great explanation and argument for use of the video game model in learning.

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