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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex. (The neurological benefits of reading fiction. #Read. It's food for your brain.
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What Research Says About Game Based Learning (EdSurge News)

What Research Says About Game Based Learning (EdSurge News) | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
Picture yourself in a clearing in the middle of a forest. Although densely packed with trees, there are many possible paths before you (@dmlresearchhub um, that question has NEVER been useful.
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Miniature 'human brain' grown in lab

Miniature "human brains" have been grown in a lab in a feat scientists hope will transform the understanding of neurological disorders.
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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
Only a decade and a few years in, how can we fully describe the twenty-first century learner?
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Forget puzzles. Exercise is a better brain workout - TODAY.com

Forget puzzles. Exercise is a better brain workout - TODAY.com | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
Regular physical exercise appears to protect the brain from shrinking, an otherwise natural process in old age that is associated with... (Forget puzzles. #Exercise is a better brain workout!
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Mood is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to Stress | Science News SciGuru.com

Mood is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to Stress | Science News SciGuru.com | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety.
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Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute

Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it

Learning specialists share a mix of specific strategies and alternative learning styles that help kids who struggle with executive functioning get organized.


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The Knowledge Tree ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Knowledge Tree ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
RT @medkh9: The Knowledge Tree ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/kVcm1AoFVf via @medkh9

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Learning a new language alters brain development | PsyPost

Learning a new language alters brain development | PsyPost | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
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Touch and movement neurons shape the brain’s internal image of the body

Touch and movement neurons shape the brain’s internal image of the body | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
The brain's tactile and motor neurons, which perceive touch and control movement, may also respond to visual cues, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.
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How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't - Huffington Post

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't - Huffington Post | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't Huffington Post of getting the new piece of information, and seeing the implication and seeing how it fits," cognitive psychologist Gary Klein, author of Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways...
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Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and improves memory - Telegraph

Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and improves memory - Telegraph | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and can improve memory and thinking - possibly delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease, claim scientists.
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5 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power (Slideshow)

5 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power (Slideshow) | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you're trying to keep yourself sharp for the day or fight off brain disease for life, the following tips can help. (“@ClevelandClinic: Eating omega-3 fatty acids don't just benefit your #heart - they benefit your brain, too!
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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits | Learning About Learning | Scoop.it
When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life.

 

But a study published last month is the first to show that music lessons in childhood may lead to changes in the brain that persist years after the lessons stop.


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