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The Confluence of Neuroscience, Learning Theory and Student Motivation

All animals learn the same way, and that is by trying something and noticing the result. If the result is good, that animal is more likely to perform that behavior again. 853 more words


WSJ: Alzheimer's prevention for young people - start now!

Brain health is so important and diet, exercise, yoga, mediation and stress have a huge impact… Coconut oil also helps (read some of my other postings), as does learning a language or a musical instrument…  Genes are important too – but you can improve your odds by living right!   464 more words


WSJ: Read this as slowly as you can - and DE-STRESS...

What a gorgeous idea – reading groups that meet to simply read quietly and slowly, luxuriating in the old-fashioned downtime with a great book!

WSJ: Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress… 252 more words


Huda Zoghbi: A lab of her own

Immigrants make the journey to the United States for a number of reasons.  For physician and medical researcher Huda Zoghbi, her journey began with a dangerous war that left her no choice. 1,367 more words


Seeing the light

Imagine being in your early thirties, married and excited about what life has in store for you.  One day, you start to notice that your peripheral vision is not as good as it once was.   593 more words


Why Do Kids Say "I am no good at Science" ?

I believe all young children are natural scientists. What is science after all but simply exploring how the world works? It is our very nature to experiment, see the results, and draw conclusions. 1,040 more words


Fleet Feet=Neat Brain Feats

Neuroscientists have known for a while that regular exercise builds brain power.  Now, researchers at Cambridge University believe they may know the reason — exercises like running actually promote the growth of new brain cells. 234 more words

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