Are Reading And Writing Innate Skills?

Are Reading And Writing Innate Skills?

We've come to expect a daily dose of Internet spam—and...
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A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 2

A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 2

Last month's column focused on the social nature of our...
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A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 1

A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 1

The two previous beginning of the school year columns focused...
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The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 2

The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 2

Last month's column argued that our current high-stakes school standards...
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The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 1

The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 1

Our society is currently obsessed with the politically powerful but...
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Dyslexia: A Problem With A Solution

Dyslexia: A Problem With A Solution

As I write this, millions of children are eagerly awaiting...
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From Genes to Memes – Part 2

From Genes to Memes – Part 2

Last month's column discussed the human need to replicate and...
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From Genes to Memes – Part 1

From Genes to Memes – Part 1

When we conceived our children, my wife and I had...
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Emotion And Feelings in a Time of War

Emotion And Feelings in a Time of War

I'm writing this column on an important fascinating new book...
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“Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”

“Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”

Dr. Robert Sapolsky is a Professor of Neurology at Stanford...
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HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, GENETICS!

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, GENETICS!

I graduated from college with a degree in biology four...
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Two Proposed Parent/Teacher Resolutions for the New Year–Part 2: Fear of War

Two Proposed Parent/Teacher Resolutions for the New Year–Part 2: Fear of War

Last month's column focused on ways in which parents and...
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A Conversation With Howard Gardner

A Conversation With Howard Gardner

Powerful ideas have universal impact. The concept of Multiple Intelligences,...
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Two Proposed Parent/Teacher Resolutions for the New Year – Part 1

Two Proposed Parent/Teacher Resolutions for the New Year – Part 1

This is the time of the year when folks recall...
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Our Working Brain, Working Memory – Part 2

Our Working Brain, Working Memory – Part 2

Last month's column introduced the concept of our working brain,...
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Our Working Brain, Working Memory – Part 1

Our Working Brain, Working Memory – Part 1

How It Works Our three-pound brain is tuned to the...
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A Celebration of the Ordinary: The Key Role of the Arts In Educating a Brain

A Celebration of the Ordinary: The Key Role of the Arts In Educating a Brain

Artifacts from early human societies suggest that the arts were...
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Concerns are Raised over the Prescription of Ritalin to Preschool Aged Children

Concerns are Raised over the Prescription of Ritalin to Preschool Aged Children

A report in the February 23 issue of the Journal...
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Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons

The development of a smoothly controlled motor system is a...
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Cognitive and Motor Degeneration

Cognitive and Motor Degeneration

All four of my grandparents had died before I was...
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A Conversation With Marian Diamond

A Conversation With Marian Diamond

The photographs and worn books that adorn Dr. Marian Diamond's...
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