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Re: “We only use 10% of our Brains anyway!”

The Brain Clock “Times” featured a story entitled: “We only use 10% of our Brains anyway!” The story, while dispelling the “we only use 10% of our brain” misconception, perpetuates an even more insidious one.  The author traces the origin of the 10% myth back to William James who is reported to have said:  “We […]

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Interesting Post on Memory and Attention

Re:  Greg Laden’s Blog:  Modern Neuroscience Verifies a Peircian Idea Interesting reference to a recent paper in Neuroscience related to the role of long-term memory in orienting attention.  It offers an interesting paradigm that is related to our interest in the ‘cycle of engagement’ that enables and constrains learning.

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Re: Discovering How to Learn Smarter

Re: Discovering How to Learn Smarter http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/02/discovering-how-to-learn-smarter/ Responded on two levels: 1) re: self-esteem: There is a difference between self-esteem as accumulated positivity and self-esteem as a buoyant absence of self-negativity. Of the two major domains of unhealthy learning, maladaptive cognitive schema and unconscious emotional aversions, the later, and in particular ‘mind-shame’, is largely the result of learned self-disesteem. 2) learning about the […]

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Re: Forbes Spotlights Neuroeducation as Top trend

The post asks:  Will the science of the brain give us new ways to engage with kids to improve their chances for lifelong learning? My response:  No doubt brain science can provide us valuable information about the difference between brain ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ learning. But it must always be remembered that there is a ‘being’ […]

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