Does Brain Size Matter?
A fascinating article in Cerebrum from the Dana Foundation makes the case that brain size matters by clarifying when and how the size of an animal’s brain makes a difference.
Who Is Smarter — Millennials or Baby Boomers?
Are millennials or baby boomers smarter? That is the question being researched by a middle school student who met with Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning, via Nepris.
Research Suggests Visual Skills Are Different from IQ
Research at Vanderbilt University suggests that people differ significantly in their visual skills and showed that visual skills were not associated with IQ.
Four Practical Ways to Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom
In this webinar, we review four brainy ways to supercharge the learning process. All four use solid neuroscience to impact learning where it happens – in our students’ brains. All four are evidence-based and supported by research. We discuss BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software, Mindprint cognitive assessment, SkateKids cognitively based reading program and BrainsON! professional development.
Exercise Facilitates Cognitive Development
We were reminded by National Exercise with Your Child Week about the importance of exercise for cognitive development for both children and adults. An NIH-supported study reviewed the available research and concluded that there is ample evidence of the cognitive benefits of physical activity for children.
Fostering a Growth Mindset: In Your Students and Yourself
Much has been written about the concept of a Growth Mindset, based on the seminal work of Dr. Carol Dweck at Stanford. The research is clear. Individuals with a growth mindset – that is, who believe that intelligence and talent can be developed – do better than those who think that talent is innate and that intelligence doesn’t change much.
Forgetting Can Actually Make Us Smarter
We all worry about forgetting things, but it turns out that forgetting can actually make us smarter and our brains are designed to promote memory loss under certain circumstances!
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.”
When Brain Training Works – Points of Controversy
Pre-publication publicity for a new book on the value of brain training claims that there are 5 conditions that make it effective. While this discussion surfaces some important considerations, it is likely to disappoint anyone who adheres strictly to the five conditions. Here’s where the advice falls short.