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Matt Renwick

7 things every kid should master - Magazine - The Boston Globe - 104 views

  • no research demonstrating a relationship between those tests and measures of thinking or life outcomes
Matt Renwick

The Teenage Brain: Spock Vs. Captain Kirk : NPR Ed : NPR - 64 views

  • an adolescent's weakness is other adolescents
  • prefrontal cortex is our voice of reason
  • Kirk needs Spock.
Maureen Greenbaum

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED : - 59 views

  • Conscientiousness and Openness have the biggest influence on academic success.
  • people learn better when using multiple, short training episodes rather than one extended session
  • participants who held jobs with higher levels of complexity with data and people, such as management and teaching, had better scores on memory and thinking tests
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  • Students who walked in another experiment doubled their number of novel responses compared with when they were sitting.
  • Making mistakes while learning can benefit memory and lead to the correct answer, but only if the guesses are close-but-no-cigar,
  • . You can improve your learning by expecting to share it with others.
  • Findings suggest that simply telling learners that they would later teach another student changes their mindset enough so that they engage in more effective approaches to learning than did their peers who simply expected a test.
Martha Hickson

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | Brain Pickings - 22 views

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    Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout… Playing an instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once - especially the visual, auditory, and motor cortices.
oregonjon

Inside your teenager's scary brain - Macleans.ca - 65 views

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    Research on brain development in adolescents.
Roy Sovis

Let's Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology | MindShift - 32 views

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    "Let's Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology"
Wes Bolton

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Wa... - 88 views

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    "To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe's experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. This alternative way of reading is competing with traditional deep reading circuitry developed over several millennia."
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    Washington Post article on how the internet is impacting our ability to read and concentrate.
Diego J. Vigueras Gonzalez

Science: A New Map of the Human Brain - WSJ.com - 75 views

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    Not Left and Right brains -not cientific Evidence-, but four different brains
Shamisha Williams

GoNoodle - 23 views

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    Great 3-5 minute long brain break activities!
Jon Tanner

Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center - 65 views

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    Brain research about learning and how to be student-centered.
Martin Burrett

The Great Brain Experiment - 75 views

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    This is a fun Android and Apple app from University College London were players complete a range of games to exercise the brain cells and provide researchers with real, but anonymous data to use in their study.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Roland Gesthuizen

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games | Video on TED.com - 61 views

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    Who Knew!
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    "How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask. Daphne Bavelier studies how the brain adapts to changes in experience, either by nature or by training."
Steven Szalaj

BBC News - Active brain 'keeps dementia at bay' - 37 views

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    Results of a study published in Neurology that adds weight to the idea that dementia onset can be delayed by lifestyle factors such as reading writing, exercise and diet.
Kris Cody

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific A... - 102 views

  • prevented them from zooming out to see a neighborhood, state or country
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      This explains, in real terms, why I've had so much struggle with online reading! Very interesting article.
  • Because of these preferences—and because getting away from multipurpose screens improves concentration—people consistently say that when they really want to dive into a text, they read it on paper
    • Kris Cody
       
      This is backed up by a recent article: Faris, Michael J., and Stuart A. Selber. "E-Book Issues In Composition: A Partial Assessment And Perspective For Teachers." Composition Forum 24.(2011): ERIC. Web. 31 Mar. 2013.
  • Surveys and consumer reports also suggest that the sensory experiences typically associated with reading—especially tactile experiences—matter to people more than one might assume.
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  • When reading a paper book, one can feel the paper and ink and smooth or fold a page with one's fingers; the pages make a distinctive sound when turned; and underlining or highlighting a sentence with ink permanently alters the paper's chemistry.
  • discernible size, shape and weight.
  • Although many old and recent studies conclude that people understand what they read on paper more thoroughly than what they read on screens, the differences are often small. Some experiments, however, suggest that researchers should look not just at immediate reading comprehension, but also at long-term memory.
  • When taking the quiz, volunteers who had read study material on a monitor relied much more on remembering than on knowing, whereas students who read on paper depended equally on remembering and knowing.
  • E-ink is easy on the eyes because it reflects ambient light just like a paper book, but computer screens, smartphones and tablets like the iPad shine light directly into people's faces.
  • the American Optometric Association officially recognizes computer vision syndrome.
  • People who took the test on a computer scored lower and reported higher levels of stress and tiredness than people who completed it on paper.
  • Although people in both groups performed equally well on the READ test, those who had to scroll through the continuous text did not do as well on the attention and working-memory tests.
  • Subconsciously, many people may think of reading on a computer or tablet as a less serious affair than reading on paper. Based on a detailed 2005 survey of 113 people in northern California, Ziming Liu of San Jose State University concluded that people reading on screens take a lot of shortcuts—they spend more time browsing, scanning and hunting for keywords compared with people reading on paper, and are more likely to read a document once, and only once.
  • When reading on screens, people seem less inclined to engage in what psychologists call metacognitive learning regulation—strategies such as setting specific goals, rereading difficult sections and checking how much one has understood along the way
  • Perhaps she and her peers will grow up without the subtle bias against screens that seems to lurk in the minds of older generations.
  • They think of using an e-book, not owning an e-book,"
  • Participants in her studies say that when they really like an electronic book, they go out and get the paper version.
  • When it comes to intensively reading long pieces of plain text, paper and ink may still have the advantage. But text is not the only way to read.
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    it is difficult to see any one passage in the context of the entire text.
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    it is difficult to see any one passage in the context of the entire text.
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