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Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

 

Why we need to care to know about the adolescent brain:  https://www.edutopia.org/blog/brain-development-adolescent-growth-spurts-judy-willis

Memory Research

Posted: 06/12/2016 by broadyesl in brain based learning, research, Uncategorized

Read “The Neuroscientist Who’s Building a Better Memory for Humans”  at https://www.wired.com/2016/12/neuroscientist-whos-building-better-memory-humans/?mbid=social_twitter

My readers know that I love brain and neuroplasticity topics.  They offer so much hope! Here is one more piece:  https://www.fastcompany.com/3059634/your-most-productive-self/your-brain-has-a-delete-button-heres-how-to-use-it

Important to know when planning instruction!  https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22446-brain-circuits-run-their-own-clocks/

Read “Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren’t the same thing” at http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-18/your-paper-brain-and-your-kindle-brain-arent-same-thing

What do you think?

Excerpt to tease you:

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.”

That’s a disconcerting message, and hard to believe at first. But it’s also unexpectedly liberating, because Carey further explains that many things we think of as detractors from learning — like forgetting, distractions, interruptions or sleeping rather than hitting the books — aren’t necessarily bad after all. They can actually work in your favor, according to a body of research that offers surprising insights and simple, doable strategies for learning more effectively.

Read more here:  ”

http://elearningindustry.com/5-best-practices-transforming-faculty-fully-online-educators