A Conversation With Brian Butterworth

A Conversation With Brian Butterworth

A cheerful English voice, crisp and elegant, asked her the...
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Transforming 21st Century Education

Transforming 21st Century Education

All organisms have biological limitations, but we humans are very...
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Eric Kandel’s Search For Memory

Eric Kandel’s Search For Memory

It was fortuitous for Eric Kandel and the world that...
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The Tween Brain: Midway Between Infant Dependency And Adult Autonomy: Part 2

The Tween Brain: Midway Between Infant Dependency And Adult Autonomy: Part 2

Last month's column focused on important developmental events that transform...
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The Tween Brain: Midway Between Infant Dependency And Adult Autonomy: Part 1

The Tween Brain: Midway Between Infant Dependency And Adult Autonomy: Part 1

Our brain's maturation follows an intriguing 20-year rhythmic trajectory that...
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A Conversation with John Bruer

A Conversation with John Bruer

In the opening pages of his recent book, The Myth...
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Mirror Neuron Update

Mirror Neuron Update

When parents conceive a child, their combined genetic information provides...
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Navigating Space: How Your Brain Knows Where You Are

Navigating Space: How Your Brain Knows Where You Are

A tiny, pixilated soldier dodges past burning embers and ruined...
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Year End Rituals And Traditions

Year End Rituals And Traditions

Human consciousness allows us to get beyond the here and...
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The Creative Brain

The Creative Brain

The increased outsourcing and automation of production and technical support...
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The Effects Of Electronic Media On Cognition And Behavior – Part 2

The Effects Of Electronic Media On Cognition And Behavior – Part 2

Last month's column described the cognitive systems that process our...
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The Effects of Electronic Media on Cognition and Behavior – Part 1

The Effects of Electronic Media on Cognition and Behavior – Part 1

The Lone Ranger and Gangbusters were popular radio programs when...
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Single-Sex Classrooms

Single-Sex Classrooms

We educate students in groups. In addition to the obvious...
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Fear Conditioning: How the Brain Learns about Danger

Fear Conditioning: How the Brain Learns about Danger

In the 1970s, researchers Paul Ekman, Wallace Friesen and Carroll...
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Rearing Children Into Responsible Adulthood

Rearing Children Into Responsible Adulthood

We're a social species. We're almost totally dependent on others...
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Sleeping and Dreaming

Sleeping and Dreaming

We sleep through one third of our life, and dreams...
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Paralysis, Memory and Learning: Do Our Bodies Hold the Promise of Regeneration?

Paralysis, Memory and Learning: Do Our Bodies Hold the Promise of Regeneration?

Every year, television advertising during the Super Bowl serves as...
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Biology and Theology

Biology and Theology

We're living in a contradictory period in which spirituality and...
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The School’s Role In Developing Intelligence

The School’s Role In Developing Intelligence

The three previous columns focused on recent proposals about the...
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The Role of Wisdom In Intelligence: The Reward For An Intellectually Stimulating Life

The Role of Wisdom In Intelligence: The Reward For An Intellectually Stimulating Life

The two previous columns focused on recent proposals about the...
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The Role of Snap Judgments in Intelligence: An Intriguing Perspective

The Role of Snap Judgments in Intelligence: An Intriguing Perspective

Last month's column focused on Jeff Hawkins' thoughtprovoking analysis of...
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