Category: Neuroscience

Exploring Intelligence

Exploring Intelligence

Ignoring what is going on inside the head while instead putting all our focus on external behavior keeps us from understanding intelligence.

What is the Matter with Memory?

There has been a movement in modern education against memory. An idea that memorizing facts is entirely irrelevant and not necessary to a complete education. We are told it is more important to practice problem-solving and creativity than it is to memorize‚Ķanything. The idea that memorizing is not an essential part of education is relatively…
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Turning on the Attention Switch How to Get Students Ready to Learn

Turning on the Attention Switch

How To Get Students Ready to Learn In the lower back of your brain there is a little system, about the size of your pinky, called the Reticular Activating System, or RAS for short. This system is responsible for deciding how alert and responsive the rest of the brain should be. The RAS decides how…
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Why Boring Education Hurts Children

Why Boring Education Hurts Children

This emotional part of the brain acts like a filter, deciding whether the sensory input will be allowed access into the higher brain, and also where that information will be sent.

5 Ways Jumping Leads to Genius (feet jumping)

5 Ways Jumping Leads to Genius

Jumping leads to genius because humans are hard-wired to move.