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Some Ways to Be More Intelligent

A recent article published in Medium, busts myths about intelligence right and left.  First is the notion that intelligence is not changeable.  In fact, as we know, intelligence is not fixed  but can be developed and nobody knows what the limits on that are. 

Your Brain’s Memory Back-Up System

Strong memories involve groups or teams or networks of neurons that fire together.  While neuroscientists have long said that "neurons that fire together wire together," recent reesarch at Cal Tech shows how repeated exposure to something recruits multiple neurons into the memory system, creating built-in redundancy.

Cognitive Skills Are the Foundation for Learning

Cognitive skills are the foundation for learning. This short video explains.

Stop Running Against the Wind

Most of us make learning harder than it needs to be.  Why?  Because we don’t really understand what it takes to learn something. This webinar will focus on how students at any age can become more efficient and effective learners by understanding how to learn in harmony with their brain.

Later School Start Really Does Help Teens

The information about the changes in teens' Circadian Rhythms has been around for a long time, as has the suggestion that later school start times would benefit them.  Now, a landmark study is confirming what just about any adolescent could tell you -- teens sleep more if they can sleep a little later.

Demanding, Rewarding Tasks Create Strong Memories

Recent research looked at how the difficulty of the task and the size of the reward impacted the strength of the memory and the consolidation process.  The size of the reward, not surprisingly, influences the strength of the memory, but just as important is the level of challenge of the task. 

Cognitive Literacy Solutions Demos

Six dynamic demos of our remarkable Cognitive Literacy Solutions. Enjoy!

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

For good and bad, technology changes our brains. But then again, so does every experience we have. So what are our brains doing and becoming in the digital age?

Two Alphabets for the Same Language?

Scientists taught English speakers/readers a new alphabet where the “letters” looked like different types of houses.  The speakers/readers were able to learn the new alphabet and started to read at about a first-grade level following the two-week training protocol.  The fact that we can learn a second alphabet shouldn’t really be surprising. What may be surprising is why this is practical.

The Brain — Webinar for Broad Creek Middle School

Betsy Hill,  BrainWare Learning Company's president, met with middle-school students via Nepris, and discussed how we know what parts of the brain do, how the brain changes when we learn and the role of sleep in learning, as well as widely held neuromyths.