Research Summary – BrainWare SAFARI and Low-SES Students
While BrainWare SAFARI is not uniquely designed for low-SES students, cognitive skill training is having an impact on cognitive functioning and academic achievement for them in a variety of settings. This document provides a summary of the research to date on BrainWare SAFARI and students from low-SES backgrounds.
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.
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.
Reconciling the Neurosophists and the Neurosnobs
A recent article in Brain in the News, a publication of the Dana Foundation lamented the increase in the impressive sounding but empty use of references to the brain in education. Educators have too often embraced neuromyths and neurofads without a deep enough understanding. But that is changing.