Cognitive Skills and Reading
Reading involves the simultaneous, coordinated use of multiple mental processes, including attention skills, working memory, visualization, and planning according to an article written by Betsy Hill and published by EdCircuit.
Cognitive Skills: The Foundation for Learning
Cognitive Skills are the mental processes our brains use to take in, organize, understand and retrieve information. So much of what happens in our brains are processes we aren’t even aware of when they happen. But while they may happen non-consciously, they define our ability to learn.
Bullying Causes Long-Term Physical Brain Changes
If you think that bullying is something kids will someday get over, think again. Research shows that bullying results in physical brain changes and serious long-term cognitive and emotional deficits.
High Moral Reasoning Linked to Brain’s Reward System
An international team of scientists has shown that high moral reasoning is associated with increased activity in a key part of the brain's reward system. In other words, our brain activity reflects how morally developed we are.
The Power of Neuroplasticity
While there has been strong scientific consensus for some time about neuroplasticity, the extent to which our brains can change, at any stage of life, is only starting to become clear.
Generosity Brings Cognitive and Emotional Benefits
What Buddha knew about generosity long ago has now been confirmed by neuroscientists who have shown the connection between generosity and structural brain changes in the areas of the brain associated with empathy and social cognition.
What is Social Media Doing to Our Brains?
What is social media doing to our brains? This great TedEd presentation explains -- and it's not all good. Which change do you think is the most important?
Toward a New Understanding of Intelligence
It’s time to throw out our old mental models of intelligence and start to embrace what David Shenk in his popular book of the same title, “the genius in all of us.”
Is It Real or Is It a Memory?
Neuroscientists at the University of Western Ontario are starting to unravel how our brains mark the difference and inform us whether something is imaginary or something we are really remembering.