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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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What Poverty Does to the Young Brain - The New Yorker

What Poverty Does to the Young Brain - The New Yorker | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
For a growing child, deprivation and stress can become a kind of neurotoxin.
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This proves what many brain experts have believed for years.. that poverty is the biggest factor affecting children's learning. 

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How Child Abuse Primes the Brain for Future Mental Illness | TIME.com

How Child Abuse Primes the Brain for Future Mental Illness | TIME.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
A brain scan study pinpoints the changes associated with child abuse that may raise people's risk of depression, PTSD and addictions later in life.
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How stress affects the brain...

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"AAAS Briefing: Links Between Poverty, Brain Development Raise Key Policy Issues"

"AAAS Briefing: Links Between Poverty, Brain Development Raise Key Policy Issues" | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Well before young children arrive for the first day of school, their brains have undergone an extraordinary process of development. At birth, the brain weighs about 400 grams and has 100 billion neurons. By the age of 2, at 1100 grams, it is about 80% the size of an adult brain. At some early stages of development, the brain is adding up to a half-million neurons per minute, and by age 3, it in will have 1000 trillion neuron connections."

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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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Being Neglected Harms Brain Development in Kids

Being Neglected Harms Brain Development in Kids | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Kids put in institutions have different brain compositions than kids in foster care
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How poverty might change the brain - CNN

How poverty might change the brain - CNN | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
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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Down and Out in Children’s Schools | Brain World

Down and Out in Children’s Schools | Brain World | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

We rarely hear teachers say a contributing factor to poor students’ emotional and social behavior and poor academic performance in school may be related to the brain and the negative effects of brain development of children living in poverty conditions, experiencing chronic stressors. We believe teachers and school administrators should know more about how the brain functions and about student learning. They should be aware of emerging neuroscience-research results reporting a strong relationship between children living in prolonged poverty and the negative effects on their brain development.

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Eric Jensen On Teaching Kids In Poverty - Brain-Based Learning

Brain Based Learning To Overcome The Challenges Of teaching Kids In Poverty. http://www.teachingwithpovertyinmind.com/ The #1 Challenge for Teachers and Scho...


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