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Engaging the Brain’s Reward System: The ‘Sci-napse’ Project

By: Paul Howard-Jones

We can all see the extent to which video games engage young people. Teachers often notice how willingly students respond to learning when it’s in the form of a game, and I noticed this myself when I was a teacher. 786 more words


Teachers and scientists discussing learning

Educational neuroscience (also ‘Neuroeducation’ and ‘Mind, Brain and Education’) are growing disciplines which bring together neuroscience, psychology and education with the aim to produce powerful school learning experiences. 202 more words


More Educational Mythbusting

“We have had all kinds of rubbish thrown at us over the last 10 to 20 years,” he says. “We’ve been told that kids only learn properly in groups. 351 more words


Movement is our brain's defining property

Movement in all of its wondrous manifestations is our brain’s defining property. Adults should thus similarly draw parallels between a child’s movement activities and the cognitive processes that regulate them. 67 more words

Early Years Education

Teensleep: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Adolescent Learning

By Dr. Christopher-James Harvey

At its simplest, sleep is driven by two broad systems working symbiotically: sleep/wake homeostasis and biological circadian rhythms. Sleep/wake homeostasis tells us that the need for sleep is accumulating as we progress throughout the day, and helps us to maintain sleep throughout the night to make sure that the ‘sleep debt’ we have built up throughout the day is repaid. 988 more words


Education and Neuroscience

With new findings from neuroscience catching the headlines every day, surely we can tap into these results to improve our education system? The Education and Neuroscience Initiative… 841 more words