Archive for the ‘neuroplasticity’ Category

A much-needed discussion of the following myths and more:

1. We have learning styles that are dominated by particular senses (e.g. seeing, hearing, touch)

2. A common sign of dyslexia is seeing letters backwards

3. We learn better when we receive information in our preferred learning style

4. We’re either right-brained or left-brained

5. Kids are less attentive after eating sugary snacks

6. Listening to classical music enhances cognitive function

7. We only use ten percent of the brain




Fire and wire are still a basic process of learning.  But mindfulness of the right firing is essential, too.  Read more in Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It at


Interesting stuff!  Extending my interest in neuroplasticity research.  An interesting report at

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.


My readers know that I love brain and neuroplasticity topics.  They offer so much hope! Here is one more piece:


Neuroplasticity research is one of the most exciting areas for me as an education professional.  It opens completely new opportunities and hopes for learners of all ages and backgrounds.  I love it!  Follow this link to read some information about Neuroplasticity research and its implications for the learning of languages.  Read “Neuroplasticity in the SLA Classroom: Connecting Brain Research to Language Learning” at

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