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Dyslexia has a language barrier | Education | The Guardian - 1 views

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    " dyslexic in one language but not another. It shows that readers of Chinese use a different part of their brains to readers of English. eported prevalence of dyslexia is much higher in English (about 5-6%) than Chinese. I surveyed 8,000 schoolchildren in the Beijing region, with Yin Wengang of the Chinese Academy of Science, and found that about 1.5% were dyslexic. English, French and Italian dyslexics all showed the same abnormal activity involving the brain system underlying phonemic analysis. In Alan, this theory predicts accurately that the affected language will be English, since Japanese does not require analysis into phonemes.a key peak in brain activity in Chinese readers fell outside the network typically used by European readers. The second surprise was that dyslexics showed lower activation in several key reading areas compared with normal Chinese readers, but this was in a very different brain area from Frith's European dyslexics. Chinese dyslexia may be caused by a different genetic anomaly than English dyslexia."
Mark Smith

Your Brain on Computers - Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime - NYTimes.com - 5 views

  • “Almost certainly, downtime lets the brain go over experiences it’s had, solidify them and turn them into permanent long-term memories,” said Loren Frank, assistant professor in the department of physiology at the university, where he specializes in learning and memory. He said he believed that when the brain was constantly stimulated, “you prevent this learning process.”
Mark Smith

How facts backfire - The Boston Globe - 7 views

  • Recently, a few political scientists have begun to discover a human tendency deeply discouraging to anyone with faith in the power of information. It’s this: Facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our minds. In fact, quite the opposite. In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an underpowered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger.
anonymous

Article: What educators can learn from brain research - 0 views

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    Excellent summary with useful headers of the latest key ideas from brain research and how they apply to classroom instruction.
Meredith Stewart

Tom Wujec on 3 ways the brain creates meaning - 0 views

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    TED video
anonymous

No right brain left behind: Must kids prep for 'risk-taking'? - USATODAY.com - 0 views

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    So important to consider the role of brain-based instruction and such faculties as creativity and imagination at this point. This USA Today article sums up some of those issues and concerns and names the books, especially Pink's Whole New Mind, that teachers need to know about and incorporate the ideas of into their teaching.
anonymous

TCRecord: Article, "Approaches to Teaching Thinking" - 1 views

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    Excellent article from Teachers College Review. Here is passage from abstract that captures the focus: "But what exactly is "teaching thinking"? Do the many theories and programs of teaching thinking speak of the same "thinking," "good thinking," and "teaching thinking"? I claim here that there is actually not one approach to "teaching thinking" but three-three approaches to teaching thinking that compete with each other for control of the field. A conceptual mapping of the approaches to teaching thinking will, I hope, enable further theoretical development of this field and its more effective application in teaching."
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