When Brains Learn to Walk
In some fascinating research, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis scanned the brains of babies as they learned to walk. In the initial stages, the connection between the default-mode network (the brain networks we use while we're daydreaming or letting our minds wander) works with the motor cortex.
Human Brains Find Hidden Objects that Computers Can’t Find
Do you see the keys in this picture? That's because the human brain is really good at seeing partially obscured objects. New research conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle examined the interactions between the visual cortex and the prefrontal cortex when subjects tried to identify partially hidden objects.
Beyond Labels: Helping Kids with Temperament or Learning Issues
How to make labels like “Lazy,” “Troublemaker,” “Stupid,” “ADHD,” “Learning Disabled,” and “Spoiled" obsolete.
Neuroscience and Special Education
The purpose of this document, commissioned by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, is to provide a brief overview of how links are being developed between the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience and the practice of special education.