Category Archives: Brain

Habits that Improve Cognitive Function

In order to give your brain a full workout, you need to engage both hemispheres of the cerebrum, and both hemispheres of the cerebellum. You can only do this by practicing, exploring, and learning new things in the three dimensions … Continue reading

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Organization, Development and Function of Complex Brain Networks

Recent research has revealed general principles in the structural and functional organization of complex networks which are shared by various natural, social and technological systems. This review examines these principles as applied to the organization, development and function of complex … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

It has become a cultural cliché that raising adolescents is the most difficult part of parenting. It’s common to joke that when kids are in their teens they are sullen, uncommunicative, more interested in their phones than in their parents … Continue reading

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The Resilient Brain and its crucial role in Human Development

Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full developmental potential and resilience? Jim Heckman, Nobel Laureate in economics, and his collaborators have shown that strong foundational skills built in early childhood are crucial … Continue reading

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Understanding the Brain – the Birth of a Learning Science

After two decades of pioneering work in brain research, the education community has started to realise that “understanding the brain” can help to open new pathways to improve educational research, policies and practice. This report synthesises progress on the brain¬informed … Continue reading

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Social Intelligence – from Brain to Culture

Humans are perhaps the most social animals. Although some eusocial insects, herd mammals, and seabirds live in colonies comprising millions of individuals, no other species lives in such a variety of social groups as Homo sapiens. We live in many … Continue reading

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