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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view . . . we are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.
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Benefits of Video Games: Problem-Solving and Self-Efficacy

Benefits of Video Games: Problem-Solving and Self-Efficacy | Learning Brain | Scoop.it

Dr Pamela Rutledge: "Video games and interactive media can have a positive impact on self-efficacy which increases resilience, optimism, and motivation."


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Want Children to “Pay Attention”? Make Their Brains Curious! By Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.

Want Children to “Pay Attention”? Make Their Brains Curious! By Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
Want Children to “Pay Attention”? Make Their Brains Curious!
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Connectome: A New Way To Think About What Makes You You

Connectome: A New Way To Think About What Makes You You | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
"You are more than your genes. You are your connectome."

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Futurity.org – Memories reflect past, anticipate future

Futurity.org – Memories reflect past, anticipate future | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
... of degenerative neurological disorders, such as dementia. (Credit: iStockphoto). U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — When we learn, our brain relates new information with past experiences to gain fresh knowledge, research shows.
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Edutopia Webinar - How the Brain Learns Best: Strategies to Make Learning Stick

Neuroscience is a complex field that educators don't often turn to for inspiration, but knowing a few basic concepts can help you plan teaching strategies th...
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Studies Dispute Benefits of Brain Training

Studies Dispute Benefits of Brain Training | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
A pair of new studies question whether exercises aimed at strengthening working memory can boost brainpower in other ways.
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WHY THIS WAY » How to Cultivate Creativity and Encourage ...

WHY THIS WAY » How to Cultivate Creativity and Encourage ... | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
This pre-frontal cortex can also be thought of as the critical part of our minds. If we can learn to turn this part of our brains off, we can pop off all sorts of creative ideas. To execute these ideas, however, we need to turn this part ...
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TED Blog | 12 talks on understanding the brain

TED Blog | 12 talks on understanding the brain | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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There is a way to learn to learn

Using computer programming as an example, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, discusses his theories on learning. View more of the series at h...
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Brain's mysterious switchboard operator revealed

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Researchers report that a mysterious region deep in the human brain could be where we sort through the onslaught of stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information most important to our behavior and survival.
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Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning

Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design:  The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
Many adult learners don't know how to look inward to examine how they learn and to judge what is effective. Metacognitive strategies can help.
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Metacognitive Thinking Skills for Life and Learning, Part One ...

Metacognitive Thinking Skills for Life and Learning, Part One ... | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
Once students understand that their brains are changeable, and that you are going to teach them strategies to rewire their brains for thinking and learning, introduce practical optimism. In the book Thinking for ....
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Neuroscience, Joyful Learning and the SCARF Model (Ed Batista)

Neuroscience, Joyful Learning and the SCARF Model (Ed Batista) | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
What conditions best support learning and personal growth? 1.
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Once upon a time… - What's Your Story?

Once upon a time… - What's Your Story? | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
I started to then learn about the affects of story on the mind, and I launched into learning about our brains and internal systems. At one point it hit me: I had a new understanding of what motivates us to trust, to change, to move, ...
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Improve Your Learning and Memory.: What's New in Brain-based ...

Improve Your Learning and Memory.: What's New in Brain-based ... | Learning Brain | Scoop.it
In an earlier post, I explained the new trend of “neuro-education.” Science is discovering many things about learning and memory that have not yet been incorporated into school programs. Schools are so focused on teaching ...
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