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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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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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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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Mirror Neurons Help Explain Why Baseball Hitting Is Contagious | Axon Potential

Mirror Neurons Help Explain Why Baseball Hitting Is Contagious | Axon Potential | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

When a young player picks up a bat for the first time, they begin a long process of education that relies heavily on imitation. Watching other players swing at pitches and listening to coaches give them instruction builds the pathways of connections in their brain that will be continuously called on and improved throughout their playing days.

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Is Working Memory The Secret Weapon Of Aaron Rodgers? | Axon Potential

Is Working Memory The Secret Weapon Of Aaron Rodgers? | Axon Potential | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Now, in a new study published in Current Directions of Psychological Science, psychologists David Z. Hambrick of Michigan State University and Elizabeth J. Meinz of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville examined this interplay between basic abilities, like working memory capacity, and acquired knowledge learned through practice. “We have been especially interested in the question of whether various forms of domain knowledge moderate the impact of basic cognitive abilities on performance,” the authors wrote.

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Enhance Metacognition and Problem-Solving by Talking Out Loud to Yourself | SharpBrains

Enhance Metacognition and Problem-Solving by Talking Out Loud to Yourself | SharpBrains | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Pre­dictably, the per­cep­tion, appli­ca­tion, and even tax­on­omy of problem-solving has changed in the last sev­eral decades. Then, it might have been called the Socratic or sci­en­tific method of think­ing. Now, problem-solving stands under the metacog­ni­tion canopy joined by close, but not quite syn­ony­mous sib­lings such as crit­i­cal think­ing, design think­ing, lat­eral think­ing, and cre­ative think­ing.
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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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Understanding Brain-Based Learning | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Understanding Brain-Based Learning | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
I get asked this question a lot... so I am going to provide an explanation of what Brain-Based teaching is, as well as clear up any myths or misconceptions about it.
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The Brain - Fear & Navy Seals (1/2)

Part 1 of the documentary called The Brain, dealing with fear and how the Navy Seals try to teach recruits how to prevent panicking. How stress affects the brain....

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The Brain - Fear & Navy Seals (2/2)

Part 2 of the documentary called The Brain, dealing with fear and how the Navy Seals try to teach recruits how to prevent panicking.

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Why Cognitive Enhancement Is in Your Future (and Your Past) - Atlantic Mobile

Why Cognitive Enhancement Is in Your Future (and Your Past) - Atlantic Mobile | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Using technology to enhance our brains sounds terrifying, but using tools to make ourselves smarter may be part of humans' nature.

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What Is Neuromarketing & Why Do You Need A NeuroMap(TM)

What Is Neuromarketing & Why Do You Need A NeuroMap(TM) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Neuromarketing is sweeping the marketplace as an effective new discipline to improve sales and marketing results by applying the learnings from neuroscience. Learn More!
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Ideas for Getting Better Buy-In and Learning | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Ideas for Getting Better Buy-In and Learning | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Constantly make something important to their brain (say, Wow, this is so good that...Brain-Based Teaching...

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The Introversion-Creativity Link: How to build your brain's "alpha power" | Psychology Today

The Introversion-Creativity Link: How to build your brain's "alpha power" | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Introversion and creativity from a neuroscience perspective By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D....
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Boost Your Children’s Test Success With "Neuro-Logical" Strategies | Psychology Today

Boost Your Children’s Test Success With "Neuro-Logical" Strategies | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

With the help of correlations from neuroscience research, you can use best brain practices to help your children build the learning habits for best memory and test taking skills while also sustaining or restoring a positive attitude about school. This first of a three-blog series will focus on several practices to make new learning stick and promote the neural circuits long-term memory so knowledge is truly understood and retained beyond the test.

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A New Insight to the Brain and Nutrition Puzzle

A New Insight to the Brain and Nutrition Puzzle | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Why You Might be Losing Your Mind. It’s possible your school cafeteria is hurting your kid’s academic performance.
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Brain-Based Learning: Possible Implications for Online Instruction

Brain-Based Learning: Possible Implications for Online Instruction | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

There are many suggestions for integrating brain-based learning into the educational environment that are applicable to online courses.

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The Advantages of the Middle-Age Brain

The Advantages of the Middle-Age Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Despite news reports about cognitive decline starting at 45, the middle-aged brain actually performs better in other ways (There is a silver lining to increased silver hairs: the middle-age brain actually performs better in some ways
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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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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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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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The Bilingual Advantage: How a Child’s Brain is Impacted by Knowing a Second Language

The Bilingual Advantage: How a Child’s Brain is Impacted by Knowing a Second Language | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Children who are raised bilingual develop language and cognitive skills differently, according to a new study carried out at York University in Toronto. The study showed that different factors are responsible for the language- and non-language-related outcomes of bilingualism seen in previous research.

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neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy

neuroeducation, cognitive neuroscience, teaching, psychology, learning, pedagogy | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
This article explains how Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) science combines perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and pedagogy that contribute to a better understanding of how humans learn, and consequently, how we should teach.
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It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others

It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a way to study how our brains assess the behavior -- and likely future actions -- of others during competitive social interactions.
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Healthy Mind Platter - for optimal brain matter

Healthy Mind Platter - for optimal brain matter | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

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