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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.

Reading is Not Natural — Part One

Humans as a species did not evolve to read.  We did evolve for language – that capacity is hard-wired.  But in order to read, we have to trick our brains into co-opting brain processes that do other things.

What You Eat Affects Your Brain

This excellent video answers these questions and helps us understand that the food we consume affect our brains, just as it affects our hearts and the rest of our bodies.