The Brain Might L...
Follow
1.7K views | +0 today
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness
onto The Brain Might Learn that Way
Scoop.it!

How Hearing Shapes the Mind

How Hearing Shapes the Mind | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it

Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.... Because listening tunes our brain to the patterns of our environment faster than any other sense, and paying attention to the nonvisual parts of our world feeds into everything from our intellectual sharpness to our dance skills.


Via Maggie Rouman
more...
No comment yet.
The Brain Might Learn that Way
Understanding how the brain changes and develops
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Surrealism, Creativity, and the Prefrontal Cortex

Surrealism, Creativity, and the Prefrontal Cortex | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Creativity may require turning off your prefrontal cortex.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Literacy depends on nurture, not nature, education professor says

Literacy depends on nurture, not nature, education professor says | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
An education professor has sided with the environment in the “nurture vs. nature” debate after his research found that a child’s ability to read depends mostly on where that child is born, rather than on individual qualities.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness
Scoop.it!

Brain a 'creativity machine,' if you use it right

Brain a 'creativity machine,' if you use it right | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
There's no scientific evidence that drugs or alcohol can promote creativity, say brain scientists meeting in San Diego this weekend.

Via Maggie Rouman
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Language Log » The Gladwell pivot

Language Log » The Gladwell pivot | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Computers and human brain
Scoop.it!

The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain

The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
What are the cognitive benefits of play? Read what scientific studies reveal about play and the developing brain.

Via Paul Gagnon, Ronald Cicurel
more...
Paul Gagnon's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:35 PM

I think this should be obvious by now ....

Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

How and where imagination occurs in human brains

How and where imagination occurs in human brains | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over where human imagination comes from. In other words, what makes humans able to create art, invent tools, think scientifically and perform other incredibly diverse behaviors?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Test decodes how brain reads words

Test decodes how brain reads words | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Understanding how the human brain decodes letters to read words is a step closer thanks to an improved psychological test, say University of London researchers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Dyslexia 'seen in child brain scans'

Dyslexia 'seen in child brain scans' | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
It may be possible to detect dyslexia even before children start to read by using brain scans, say researchers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Psychologists Identify the Best Ways to Study: Scientific American

Psychologists Identify the Best Ways to Study: Scientific American | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Some study techniques accelerate learning, whereas others are just a waste of time—but which ones are which?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness
Scoop.it!

Inside the Letterbox: How Literacy Transforms the Human Brain - Dana Foundation

Inside the Letterbox: How Literacy Transforms the Human Brain - Dana Foundation | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it

Editor’s note: Few issues are as important to the future of humanity as acquiring literacy. Brain-scanning technology and cognitive tests on a variety of subjects by one of the world’s foremost cognitive neuroscientists has led to a better understanding of how a region of the brain responds to visual stimuli. The results could profoundly affect learning and help individuals with reading disabilities


Via Maggie Rouman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness
Scoop.it!

Practice and sleep make for music mastery in the brain

Practice and sleep make for music mastery in the brain | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
If you can’t quite get that nine-note treble opening to " Fur Elise," just sleep on it. The brain will rehearse, reorganize and nail the sequential motor tasks that help you play piano or type on a keyboard.

Via Maggie Rouman
more...
Peter Tornquist's curator insight, January 4, 5:37 PM

"The way to Carnegie Hall is not just practice, practice, practice. It's also sleep, sleep, sleep" – A really interesting piece about the importance of sleep in preparing for a musical performance

Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

The study of resting brain connections predicts learning ability

The study of resting brain connections predicts learning ability | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
An innovative neurocognitive study shows that the individual variability that exists in brain connections affects people’s learning ability and, in turn, the learning process produces a change in brain networks associated with the trained areas.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Neuronal correlates of a visual “sense of number” in primate parietal and prefrontal cortices

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

The Link between Brain, Stress and Creativity | SharpBrains

The Link between Brain, Stress and Creativity | SharpBrains | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas? (Stanford Business): "If the brain is experiencing highly physiologically arousing emotions associated with
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

How EEG is contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of children

How EEG is contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of children | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
EEG is used in children in the evaluation of epilepsy disorders,learning problems, attention disorders or development delay.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Video game playing found beneficial for the brain | KurzweilAI

Video game playing found beneficial for the brain | KurzweilAI | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
(Credit: Nintendo) Playing the Super Mario 64 video game causes increased size in brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Computers and human brain
Scoop.it!

Neurolearning: Mathematical Minds

Neurolearning: Mathematical Minds | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it

"Most mathematicians did not just take up math as a "job"...(most) get more pleasure out of mathematics than almost any other activity. And they often discovered this pleasure when they were young". While most people would agree that "math people" are not like "non-math people", it's not always easy for non-mathematical minds to recognize (and appropriately nurture) mathematical ones.

http://tinyurl.com/7q7aqxa

 


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Jocelyn Stoller, Ronald Cicurel
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from creative process or what inspires creativity?
Scoop.it!

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
'The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.

Via stan stewart
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Brainwashed: Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

"Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience" (Basic Books, June 2013), by psychiatrist and AEI scholar Sally Satel and Emory Universit
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Grammar errors? The brain detects them even when you are unaware

Grammar errors? The brain detects them even when you are unaware | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Your brain often works on autopilot when it comes to grammar. That theory has been around for years, but neuroscientists have now captured elusive hard evidence that people indeed detect and process grammatical errors with no awareness of doing so.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

In Defense of Working Memory Training | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

In Defense of Working Memory Training | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
One minute we're being told that brain training makes you smarter, and the next minute we're told it's all bogus. Confused? I don't blame you. The research literature on brain ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Level Up: Video Games Are The New Educational Hack

Level Up: Video Games Are The New Educational Hack | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
National design competitions and penguin avatars are helping youth see success in math, coding and computational thinking.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Donald J Bolger from Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness
Scoop.it!

Irregular bedtimes can affect children’s brain development

Irregular bedtimes can  affect children’s brain development | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Girls more affected by different bed times than boys

Via Maggie Rouman
more...
Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:59 PM

Writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the authors suggest that irregular bedtimes affect the brain’s “plasticity”, or ability to store and learn new information. “Early child development has profound influences on health and wellbeing across the life course. Therefore, reduced or disrupted sleep, especially if it occurs at key times in development, could have important impacts on health throughout life,” the authors write.

Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

Play EyeWire and Contribute to Neuroscience Research at MIT

Play EyeWire and Contribute to Neuroscience Research at MIT | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
We've landed on Mars, can grow organs, and even skydive from space, yet we don't even know how many different types of cells there are in the human brain.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Donald J Bolger
Scoop.it!

AJHG - Alleles of a Polymorphic ETV6 Binding Site in DCDC2 Confer Risk of Reading and Language Impairment

more...
No comment yet.