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Updates on what neuroscience is teaching us about how learning happens
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The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science : NPR

When we listen to a new musical phrase, it is the parts of the brain that control muscle movement, not areas involved in hearing, that help us remember what we've heard.
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The Mind and Consciousness As an Interface

A presentation Julian Bleecker and myself gave at SXSW2012 about the mind and consciousness as an interface.

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Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado

Amber Case had trouble sleeping as far back as she can remember. When she was 4, she decided to do something about it. It involved thinking of her brain as a computer and manually shutting it down.

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Using Neuroscience to Influence Behavior

This presentation was part of a Week 0 class called "How Neuroscience Influences Human Behavior" at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Every Failure Makes Me Happier

Every Failure Makes Me Happier | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Here’s something you don’t hear every day, right?  Which is why you’re probably wondering if I’m for real, or just saying this to get your attention. Actually, it’s a little of both.
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Telling tales to teach - The Star Online

Telling tales to teach - The Star Online | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Telling tales to teachThe Star OnlineLessons can be fun if teachers impart their knowledge in an exciting manner with both traditional and modern learning tools. IF YOU were to ask me to explain how I teach, I would tell you I am a storyteller.
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Can neuroscience teach us anything about music? | Music Psychology Dr Victoria Williamson

Can neuroscience teach us anything about music? | Music Psychology Dr Victoria Williamson | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Can neuroscience teach us anything about music? http://t.co/w3bUb2er Interesting stuff!
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Science Explains Why Compliments Feel so Good

Science Explains Why Compliments Feel so Good | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Why is it that people who hear compliments strive to do better, rather than get complacent?
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Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
In business, storytelling is all the rage. Without a compelling story, we are told, our product, idea, or personal brand, is dead on arrival.
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Sticky Teaching

What we know today about the brain suggest a completely different way to teach than we’ve been doing already. This is sticky teaching - 6 ways to re-think our approach to audience engagement.

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What’s Your Perception Strategy? (Why It’s NOT All About Content)

If we focus too much on content, we ignore what we know about how our associative brain comes to makes sense new information.

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Studying Simon Sinek: Start With the Golden Circle

Most of us communicate from the outside in, but author Simon Sinek believes true inspiration comes when we start with why. This brief introduction to The Golden Circle is a teaching tool used in class.

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Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching: Where in the World is... Whole Brain ...

Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching: Where in the World is... Whole Brain ... | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
I know that there will be some of you out there that have been wondering where my Whole Brain Teaching Wednesday posts have gone. Is it because I have been busy with my student teaching practicum? Partially.
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Researchers offer a scientific explanation for the value of a compliment - Examiner.com

Researchers offer a scientific explanation for the value of a compliment - Examiner.com | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
ForbesResearchers offer a scientific explanation for the value of a complimentExaminer.comThis research team had previously discovered that the same area of the brain, the striatum, is activated when a person is rewarded with a compliment or cash.
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The cognitive neuroscience of multitasking

The cognitive neuroscience of multitasking | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
I was talking to my co-author* Farhan about the Pomodoro technique, and he mentioned that while at UCSF Adam Gazzaley told him that during crunch time he physically disconnect the internet (like, u...
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Dawn Vincent's comment, November 11, 2012 6:21 PM
Thanks for sharing this Pat Weber. It is really useful.
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Learning who's the top dog: Study reveals how the brain stores information about social rank

Learning who's the top dog: Study reveals how the brain stores information about social rank | Neuroscience and Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information.
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