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!
Finger Counting is Good for the Brain!
Not only is it OK for kids to count on their fingers, when combined with counting games, they do much better on math tests. Finger counting is good for the brain!
Take a Photo to Remember Better
The things we take pictures of we remember better, even if we never look at the pictures again. Picture taking can, however, reduce our auditory memories of the experience.
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?
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.
What Neuroscience Does and Doesn’t Contribute to Teaching and Learning
It has become popular lately for neuroscience experts to disparage the efforts of educators to understand and apply brain research, as a recent article published by PBS does. Sometimes they even seem to wonder why we would be interested. Here's why.
The Mystery of Reading Comprehension
Many students can read a passage, but afterwards are unable to tell you what they read. Or perhaps they can answer simple factual questions (regurgitate), but it really has no meaning for them and will be forgotten the next day.
Dr Pat Wolfe Discusses BrainWare SAFARI at IAESC
Dr. Pat Wolfe, Author of Brain Matters at the Indiana Association of Education Service Centers
A Principal Describes How She Decided to Use BrainWare SAFARI
Dr. Lou Whitaker Principal, Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Lecanto, FL