The Mirror Neuron System

Feb 21, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Did you know that there’s a part of the brain devoted to “doing” that starts wiring itself early in development through imitation of the movements and sounds of others? Find out how it works, and the role it plays in early learning.

The Truth About Video Games and the Brain: What Research Tells Us

Feb 9, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Are there beneficial effects of video games? Learn what current research tells us about video games and the brain.

What Does The Marshmallow Experiment Tell Us About Self-Control?

Jan 24, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Tell a four-year-old that she can eat one marshmallow now or wait 15 minutes and eat two. What does the child’s self-control, or lack of, tell us about her likelihood of future success?  Read>>

Six Reader-Selected Posts in Honor of Our 2nd Blogaversary

Jan 5, 2012 by Norene Wiesen
In honor of our 2 ndblogaversary, we asked our readers to share their favorite posts from the Science of Learning blog . Read their responses and check out the posts that inspired them.

Using the Power of Optimal Timing to Improve the Brain’s Ability to Learn

Dec 13, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Providing the brain with the right feedback at the right time can make a huge impact on learning.  Find out how the brain responds to different time scales in the classroom.

Creating Safe Learning Environments: How Classroom Management Influences Student Performance

Nov 15, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Bullies and intimidating teachers can impair classroom learning. Find out how creating safe learning environments can boost student engagement and help students learn better.

Modeling Healthy Choices: Three Habits for Optimal Brain Health

Nov 10, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Optimal brain health is influenced by the small choices we make every day. Follow these 3 easy steps to help your brain stay healthy.

Of Rats and Men: How Stress Affects the Brain

Nov 1, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Did you know that stress can cause physical changes in the brain?  Find out what recent studies reveal about how stress can impact brain function, and how long the effects may last.

Recognizing Emotions After Brain Injury: Re-Learning a Critical Social Skill

Oct 4, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
For many, re-learning social skills after brain injury may seem like a daunting task. Can the brain recognize emotions after injury? Read to find out.

Neural Prostheses: The Melding of Hardware, Software and Wetware

Sep 20, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Learn how hardware, software, and wetware work together to create truly remarkable devices known as prosthetic systems.

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