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How does my brain work?

How does my brain work? | Serious Play | 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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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learning is a dynamic function that each person experiences in a vastly different way. For instance, one individual may retain knowledge the best by studying a textbook while another may need to link an idea to a physical activity they perform.

 

In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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Great tips for applying Brain Science to the Classroom.

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How Stories Change the Brain

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Paul Zak's research is uncovering how stories shape our brains, tie strangers together, and move us to be more empathic and generous.
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KarmaTube: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

KarmaTube: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"We are bombarded by information, thanks in large part to the internet and its allied technologies. But exposure to unlimited information is not the same thing as the ability to capture it as knowledge or synthesize it as understanding. "We are living in a state of perpetual distraction," says Nicholas Carr, "which crowds out the more contemplative, calmer modes of thinking." We need these quieter, less frenetic moments to think conceptually, critically, and creatively. This video argues that digital multitasking and cute cat videos are undermining the very thought processes that are the essence of our humanity".

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