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A.I. on the Science of Reading

The following is a discussion with Claude.ai that explores and at times challenges what is commonly called the “science of reading”.   Bold blue is used to indicate our prompting questions. Bold black, our emphasizing of Claude.ai’s response. This discussion will continue to be updated as new questions emerge. Describe the mental processing model of reading […]

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Challenging the Common Conception of Neuroplasticity

The Brain Isn’t as Adaptable as Some Neuroscientists Claim. The idea of treating neurological disorders by marshaling vast unused neural reserves is more wishful thinking than reality.

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Is Free Will Determined By Learning?

Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky just released a new book called: Determined A Science of Life Without Free Will How could a field-leading behavioral neuroscientist claim we have no free will?  He’s not being tricky. He has scientifically arrived at the conclusion that what we commonly call free will is an illusion. You can get […]

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What I Learned From Polling You

In a recent poll, I asked: “Within their possible agency, what’s more important to children’s futures than how well they can learn?” I gave two quick-choice responses and invited comments: 1 – Some things are more important 2 – Nothing is more important Between LinkedIn and Facebook, the poll received around 10,000 impressions, but only […]

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Exploring Differing Assumptions in Reading Science – Emotions and Reading

 Dr. Andrew Johnson is a Reading Specialist and a Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Literacy at Minnesota State University.  I, David Boulton, am a Learning Activist with Learning Stewards. Dr. Johnson and I have very different views about reading and the process of learning to read. We agreed to learn together and respectfully […]

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Brain Gender Learning?

Learning genderizes our gender.  Learning doesn’t determine gender – learning determines genderization.

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Self-Reflection: In Other words, Learning

Self-Reflection? The term “self-reflection” does not refer to our appearance in a mirror. It refers to focusing our attention inwardly, into ourselves. It’s about learning into who we are, how we are, and how we became and are continuing to become ourselves. In other words, self-reflection is a kind of learning in which we are […]

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Re: What Is It About the Human Brain That Makes Us Smarter Than Other Animals?

I share this article from “Neuroscience News” because it’s a good summary of interesting neuroscience, and because, like my prior post: “Sound In the Womb Provides Sound Learning Benefits“, it’s another example of how even neuroscience obscures the role of learning in our lives. First a bit of history. In early 2014, I encountered a […]

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Artificial Learning

Understanding the difference between natural and artificial modes of learning is critical to effective parenting and teaching.

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Curiosity Invited Podcast: Learning – The Central Dynamic of Being Human

Curiosity Invited Podcast. David Bryan in dialogue with David Boulton about learning and the role it plays in how human beings become who they become. #DavidBryan #learning #healthylearning #whatislearning #whatsnotlearning #curiosityinvited

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