What Our Brains Think is Funny
April Fools’ Day reminds us to think about the lighter side of life and the age-old question: Why are some things funny? Now the neuroscientists have gotten into the game
Automaticity – What It Takes and Why It Matters
Automaticity is a concept we talk about in cognitive training — getting skills practiced to the point where they don’t require conscious thought. The concept also applies in other training
Neuroscience-Based Learning Strategies for Teachers and Students
There’s a lot we can learn from neuroscience about the learning process and how to get learning to stick. Teachers need to understand some basics of neuroscience so that they can help students learn better. Students also need to learn about their brains so that they will be able to utilize strategies to be more successful, whether it is school-related or not.
How Mirror Neurons Signal Empathy and Moral Decision-Making
Mirror neurons are a type of neuron that is equally active when we are performing an activity or watching someone else perform that activity. They have been shown to have a role in imitation, in empathy, and most recently their activity has been shown to predict moral choices that involve others.
The Neuroscience of Stress and Learning
In this webinar, Dr. Lou Whitaker, President of Open Minds Enterprises, discusses the neuroscience of stress, the effect of stress on learning and development, and tools and strategies for helping our students and ourselves deal with stress, both acute and chronic.
CIOReview Names BrainWare Learning Company to Top 20 Gamification List
BrainWare Learning Company is named one of the top 20 global gamification solutions providers by CIOReview, a leading online technology magazine, in the publication’s November issue. According to CIOReview, the
Why Teachers Should Study Neuroscience – Dr. Pat Wolfe Webinar
Join award-winning author and presenter, Dr. Pat Wolfe for a “mini-web” session on the application of brain research to instructional practice. If you're ever wondered would neuroscience could do for your teaching, you won't want to miss this!
Two Types of Brain Waves – Two Types of Memory
Neuroscience researchers at MIT have been able to distinguish between brain waves associated with explicit learning and implicit learning. The fact that different types of brain waves are involved underscores the importance of teachers understanding the difference between the two types of memory and the different strategies that will be effective in the two types of learning.
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.
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.