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3. Boost Your Memory | Videos | My Brain Solutions

3. Boost Your Memory | Videos | My Brain Solutions | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Informatitve video from MY Brain Solution's Dr. Evian Gordon about how to boost memory.

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How The Brain Rewires Itself

How The Brain Rewires Itself | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it


"FOR DECADES, THE PREVAILING DOGMA IN neuroscience was that the adult human brain is essentially immutable, hardwired, fixed in form and function, so that by the time we reach adulthood we are pretty much stuck with what we have. Yes, it can create (and lose) synapses, the connections between neurons that encode memories and learning. And it can suffer injury and degeneration. But this view held that if genes and development dictate that one cluster of neurons will process signals from the eye and another cluster will move the fingers of the right hand, then they'll do that and nothing else until the day you die. There was good reason for lavishly illustrated brain books to show the function, size and location of the brain's structures in permanent ink.ut research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of "neuroplasticity"--the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience."

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Did you know that thinking about performing a particular task can improve motor skills?

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Does Size Matter—for Brains?

Does Size Matter—for Brains? | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Turns out some species are better endowed than we are in key cognitive regions
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Good read. Dispels some myths about the brain.
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Who needs brain training? Boost your mind with these 7 proven tips

Who needs brain training? Boost your mind with these 7 proven tips | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Lumosity's claims to improve brain performance may have been disproved, but these simple strategies are backed up by science.
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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015 | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain and human behavior, and began paving the way for new treatments to mental and neurological health problems, ranging from addiction to autism to Alzheimer's disease. 
Here are eight fascinating things we learned about the human mind in 2015. 
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Fascinating! Links to articles about top brain discoveries...
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Giving Back: Can pro-social behavior be self-protective?Learning and the Brain blog

Giving Back: Can pro-social behavior be self-protective?Learning and the Brain blog | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season when we prioritize giving back. Recent research suggests this tradition may have developmental benefits.
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Physical proof that giving back is not only good for the recipient, but the giver's brain.
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How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia

How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.
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Great TED video!
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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 10, 2015 1:09 PM

Que estamos num momento crucial da história sobre stress, não há dúvida. Qual o impacto disso na vida? Uau...pesquisas indicam que mudam nosso cérebro e estamos a investigar as consequencias disso para o cognitivismo e a forma de aprender. #avancee.

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How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and
your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system
is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol
or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves
you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be
enjoyed in moderation.
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102 Brain-Based Learning Resources For, Well, Brain-Based Teaching

102 Brain-Based Learning Resources For, Well, Brain-Based Teaching | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
102 Brain-Based Learning Resources For, Well, Brain-Based Teaching
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What Happens When Freud Meets Modern Neuroscience

What Happens When Freud Meets Modern Neuroscience | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The emerging field of “neuropsychoanalysis” is combining two fundamentally different areas of study for a whole new way of understanding how the mind works.
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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Many business people have already discovered the power of storytelling in a practical sense – they have observed how compelling a well-constructed narrative can be. But recent scientific work is putting a much finer point on just how stories change our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors."

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JESUS MARIA GARCIA HERREROS's comment, October 8, 2015 5:29 PM
Thanks for share
Mike Donahue's curator insight, October 13, 2015 7:42 PM

A quick read that points out scientifically how the brain responds to storytelling. And, how storytelling can influence behavior, even in business.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, November 3, 2015 1:33 PM

Every school has a story!  Share it to garner support

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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
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Insightful video....

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Raphael Souchier's curator insight, October 2, 2015 8:02 AM

N'ayons pas peur de devenir plus intelligents et ouverts. Prenons langues avec le monde!

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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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Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center
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Great interview & video

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, September 29, 2015 10:27 AM
Harvard neuroscientist Sara Lazar reports study results about how meditation actually increases the grey matter in the brain: "We found long-term meditators have an increased amount of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, the auditory and sensory cortex . . . [and] the frontal cortex, which is associated with working memory and executive decision making." More scientific proof that our actions change our brains; thus schools have a huge impact on how children's brains literally grow.
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Fiction in the Classroom: Can Stories Foster Empathy?Learning and the Brain blog

Fiction in the Classroom: Can Stories Foster Empathy?Learning and the Brain blog | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
We have long encouraged children to expand their imagination by engaging with make believe, but could reading fiction have even greater lifelong benefits?
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50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger

50 is the new 42:  technology is making brains of middle-aged younger | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The studies both provide confirmation of the “Flynn effect” — a trend in rising performance in standard IQ tests from generation to generation.
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Interesting how too much technology is not so good for the  younger generation but helpful for older generations...
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4 Reasons Imagination is Important for DevelopmentLearning and the Brain blog

4 Reasons Imagination is Important for DevelopmentLearning and the Brain blog | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Everyone knows imagination is an important part of childhood - but could it also be an important part of education and cognitive development?
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What making music does to your brain

What making music does to your brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
What's it like to have a song inside your head, itching to get out? A neuroscientist and a songwriter compare notes from the frontier of music and science.
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Interesting how your brain changes when composing music...Great Ted talk.
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Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters

Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
. A pair of thumb-sized struc­tures deep in the cen­ter of the human brain are crit­i­cal for our abil­ity to learn and remem­ber. Thanks to their shape, each of them is called hip­pocam­pus — whic…
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How does my brain work? | Playlist | TED.com

How does my brain work? | Playlist | TED.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
How exactly does the brain -- a 3-pound snarl of nervous tissue -- create inspired inventions, the feeling of hunger, the experience of beauty, the sense of self? Researchers at the edge of science explain …
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Wonderful playlist with 14  groundbreaking Ted Talks about the brain. Bookmark this one!

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What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic

What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible -- a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren’t so good at multitasking).
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It amazes me how many people believe in this myth. Great video!

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The Science of ‘Inside Out’

The Science of ‘Inside Out’ | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Pixar’s latest movie gets a lot right about how the emotions work.
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Great movie! The brain science behind Inside-Out.

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Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning

Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Research on the brain and how we think and act is influencing the way some teachers teach. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters goes into a classroom where the instructor uses different methods to engage different parts of the students’ brains, then checks with a neuroscientist about whether that strategy actually works.
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All teachers should teach this way.

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Inside Out Nails the Science of How Our Memories Function

Inside Out Nails the Science of How Our Memories Function | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The movie is sweet and scientifically accurate.
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Interesting insights about what this movie can teach us about the brain...

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To Treat Depression, a New Approach Tries Training the Brain

To Treat Depression, a New Approach Tries Training the Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
The approach is to think of a brain region that goes awry as “more like a muscle that is atrophied,” says Greg J. Siegle, director of the Program in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “The solution to an atrophied muscle is to rehab it.”
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Brain Smart Webinar - NICABM - 2015

Brain Smart Webinar - NICABM - 2015 | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Learn about advances in brain research and cognitive science that can help your patients today. NICABM's Brain Science 2013 Series helps practitioners easily utilize neuroscience, and promote brain development.
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"Get the expert, brain-building strategies that can help clients strengthen resilience, speed healing, and increase happiness." 

Great program, with amazing speakers. A must see.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 8, 2015 11:44 PM

"Get the expert, brain-building strategies that can help clients strengthen resilience, speed healing, and increase happiness." 

Great program, with amazing speakers. A must see.