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Is Your Brain Being Wired By Technology? | Center for BrainHealth

Is Your Brain Being Wired By Technology? | Center for BrainHealth | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"In this digital and device driven age, technological advances have many benefits such as allowing us to do double the work in half the time and easing the ability to keep up with friends and family more efficiently. With the Internet and smart phones, we have immediate access to massive amounts of information at our fingertips and receive greater input for more sources. Technology improves eye-hand coordination, increases reaction time, and enhances our ability to pick out details from clutter."

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How digital culture is rewiring our brains - Sydney Morning Herald

How digital culture is rewiring our brains - Sydney Morning Herald | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Sydney Morning Herald-How digital culture is rewiring our brains. "Our brains are superlatively evolved to adapt to our environment: a process known as neuroplasticity. The connections between our brain cells will be shaped, strengthened and refined by our individual experiences. It is this personalisation of the physical brain, driven by unique interactions with the external world, that arguably constitutes the biological basis of each mind, so what will happen to that mind if the external world changes in unprecedented ways, for example, with an all-pervasive digital technology?"

 


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Is Technology Affecting the Student’s Brain?-David Sousa

Is Technology Affecting the Student’s Brain?-David Sousa | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

A case for blended learning. "Students today are surrounded by media: cell phones, smartphones, multiple televisions, MP3 players, movies, computers, video games, iPads, e-mail, and the Internet. Eight- to 18-year-olds spend an average of seven hours per day with digital media...Sure, we can walk and chew gum at the same time because they are separate physical tasks requiring no measurable cognitive input. However, the brain cannot carry out two cognitive processes simultaneously. Our genetic predisposition for survival directs the brain to focus on just one item at a time to determine whether it poses a threat. If we were able to focus on several items at once, it would dilute our attention and seriously reduce our ability to make the threat determination quickly and accurately."

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Brainput-A Computer Interface that Takes a Load Off Your Mind

Brainput-A Computer Interface that Takes a Load Off Your Mind | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

A wearable brain scanner could give computers insight into how hard you're thinking. Conversations between people include a lot more than just words. All sorts of visual and aural cues indicate each party's state of mind and make for a productive interaction. But a furrowed brow, a gesticulating hand, and a beaming smile are all lost on computers. Now, researchers at MIT and Tufts are experimenting with a way for computers to gain a little insight into our inner world. Their system, called Brainput, is designed to recognize when a person's workload is excessive and then automatically modify a computer interface to make it easier.

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FROM SEURAT’S DOTS TO ‘SEEING’ INSIDE BRAIN

FROM SEURAT’S DOTS TO ‘SEEING’ INSIDE BRAIN | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Low, who has a Ph.D. in computational neurobiology, is the founder and owner of NeuroVigil, an innovative La Jolla wireless diagnostics company whose principal product, the i-Brain, is being used in tests of patients’ brainwaves to tell if they have epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, brain tumors, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other neurological ailments. It also measures sleep states. Low recently used i-Brain to image the thoughts of Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist crippled by Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Beyond Current Horizons : Potential educational developments involving neuroscience that may arrive by 2025 | Technology, children, schools and families

Beyond Current Horizons : Potential educational developments involving neuroscience that may arrive by 2025 | Technology, children, schools and families | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Educational innovation involving valid neuroscientific concepts is a relatively new phenomenon and the challenges involved are considerable, but it can be expected that progress in this area will accelerate with the growth of scientific understanding of the brain and mind. This report attempts to identify where changes are likely to occur by 2025. It deals first with those changes that are probable through neuroscience and education working together, reviews educational issues associated with neuroscience that may arise even in the absence of such positive collaboration, and then briefly considers the effect of such changes on the professional development of teachers

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Brain Food Blog | Qinomics

Brain Food Blog | Qinomics | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

A brainy new gadget? I’m all ears. The new fuzzy-eared headband called “Necomimi” – or cat ears in Japanese – is a communication device that’s controlled by the wearer’s thoughts and emotions. Created by a company called Neuroware, Necomimi uses the latest neuroscience imaging technology to detect brain waves and interpret them....

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Does the Brain Like E-Books?

Does the Brain Like E-Books? | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

How the reading experience differs between paper and screen.....Is there a difference in the way the brain takes in or absorbs information when it is presented electronically versus on paper? Does the reading experience change, from retention to comprehension, depending on the medium?

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Neuroscience and technology enhanced learning | futurelab

Neuroscience and technology enhanced learning | futurelab | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

This review focuses specifically on the potential of neuroscience to inform the design and use of educational technology. It will be of interest not just to researchers but also to those concerned with the future role of technology in education.


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Would Maria Montessori Have Embraced Today's Technology ...

Would Maria Montessori Have Embraced Today's Technology ... | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
It's time to re-think the use of technology in Montessori environments.
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Social Media: The New American Brain Drain

Social Media: The New American Brain Drain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
You went to an Ivy League school, you mastered the Socratic method as an infant and solving the Rubix cube in less than 5 minutes is your favorite party trick; in short, you’re brilliant. ...
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Internet Addiction Shows Up In the Brain - Forbes

Internet Addiction Shows Up In the Brain - Forbes | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
If Internet addiction sounds hokey, read on: brain scans show the neuronal changes that may underlie the habit.
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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology — whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games – and usually more than one at a time. That’s a big chunk of their 15 or 16 waking hours.

 

But does that spell doom for the next generation? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist and professor at UCLA, who spoke at the Learning & the Brain Conference last year.

 

“Young people are born into technology, and they’re used to using it 24/7,” Small said. “Their brains are wired to use it elegantly.”


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Brain Gain; Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom

Brain Gain; Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Book Chapter-Prensky:"In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?”In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the calls for less technology and more face-to-face interaction, for fear that the use of all this artificial intelligence is dampening our own ability to think. Author Marc Prensky has a different idea. In this controversial and well-argued treatise, Prensky offers the idea that rather than stunting the mind—that most essential aspect of an individual’s intelligence and sense of self—smart technology (and smart use of technology) enhances our humanity in ways that the brain on its own never could. Through scores of fascinating examples, Prensky shows that the symbiotic combination of the human brain and technology—from marrying the brain’s strengths such as sense-making and complex reasoning abilities with technology’s strengths like storing and processing large amounts of data—has great benefits for our own cognitive functioning."

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Gates Foundation Supports Brain-Reading Temporary Tattoo, Gives $100 Million to Encourage Innovation in Global Health and Development Research

Gates Foundation Supports Brain-Reading Temporary Tattoo, Gives $100 Million to Encourage Innovation in Global Health and Development Research | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to announce more than 100 cutting-edge global health grants to fund projects ranging from unmanned drones to deliver vaccines to using temporary tattoos...The idea could be useful for a lot of first-world problems such as monitoring diabetes and studying brain waves during sleep but could also help women in remote villages keep in touch with medical help hundreds or thousands of miles away, Coleman said.

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SMALLab Learning Launches K-12 Flow Embodied Learning Environment

SMALLab Learning Launches K-12 Flow Embodied Learning Environment | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

To celebrate the launch of Flow, K-12 teachers can propose new ideas for embodied learning. What is Embodied Learning? Embodied learning is an emerging field that blends human computer interaction with learning sciences. Cognitive scientists have discovered compelling evidence that most language and cognition is grounded in a bodily experience. This suggests that embodied, physical activities can lead to more effective learning. Embodied learning has the potential to transform K-12 learning in schools, museums, and community centers.

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Moulding Young Minds-Tom Chatfield

Moulding Young Minds-Tom Chatfield | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Digital culture does not ruin children’s brains. In fact, it may help them learn better.... Given that the defining quality of all digital media is its interactivity, making these interactions precisely responsive to the nature of our minds is one of the 21st century’s most exciting frontiers.

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MindWave – Please Use Your Brain » Coolest Gadgets

MindWave – Please Use Your Brain » Coolest Gadgets | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
NeuroSky is also involved in ADHD, Alzheimers and brain injury programs, working with universeties to study how the brain can be “talked to”, exercised or even healed. Unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, now that ...
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Learning by getting into the heads of schoolchildren

Learning by getting into the heads of schoolchildren | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
New brain imaging technology may pave the way for a new science to understand how children think and learn. It could eventually help educators and revolutionize classrooms.
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Dr Paul Howard-Jones - Neuroscience, Games & Learning

Dr Paul Howard-Jones, a leading expert on the role of neuroscience in educational practice and policy with a particular interest in how gaming engages the brain and the application of this knowledge in education. Paul discusses the findings of his recent research that reviews the potential effects of video games and social media on the brain. Can Google rewire the brain? What are the impact of technologies on human well being?

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Teachers pen book on technology, brain science - Skokie Review

Teachers pen book on technology, brain science - Skokie Review | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
When popular Jane Stenson School fifth-grade teacher Lisa Nimz agreed to coauthor her first book, she knew its subject had been addressed before. Sort of.
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Digital Technology and the Brain: A Guide for the Online Family by Dr Paul Howard-Jones and Kate Fenton in Parenting & Families

Digital Technology and the Brain: A Guide for the Online Family by Dr Paul Howard-Jones and Kate Fenton in Parenting & Families | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Digital Technology and the Brain: A Guide for the Online Family by Dr Paul Howard-Jones and Kate Fenton: What is technology doing to the brains of our children - is Facebook infantilising them, is Google degrading their intelligence, are violent...
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Internet Addiction Damages Adolescent Brains Like Cocaine

Internet Addiction Damages Adolescent Brains Like Cocaine | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Too much of a good thing is never a good thing. Case in point, fast food and now the internet. A recent study shows that an addiction to surfing the web can be just as damaging to teenagers´...
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ddbcoe » Blog Archive » Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice

Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice: Brain-Based T...
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