What are the best strategies for helping children who have difficulty learning certain subjects succeed? Can brain science offer something unique?

Why Do We Play, and What’s It Good For?

 I really enjoyed this video featuring the work of Jaak Panksepp, who studies the brain science of playing. Why do we like to play? What part of the brain is involved? Why is play important for our development, and even...
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Never Stop Learning!

As an occasional substitute teacher, Sara Bell likes to make the most of her time with students by implementing a unique, school-approved lesson plans. As a part-time teacher and a full-time partner at Educator Labs, she decided to create a...
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Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children’s Brains For Reading

Introduction by Garrison W. Cottrell, Ph.D. This week's article was written by Nadine Gaab, a newly-appointed Assistant Professor at Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gaab was a postdoctoral researcher in the NSF-funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center with...
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Driving Brain Change is a Skill, Retraining the Student Brain is an Art

For more than three decades, Dr. Michael Merzenich has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. In addition to teaching and doing research at the University of California, San Francisco, he is a member of the National Academy of...
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News from the NSF‘s Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center

A better understanding of the role that timing plays in human learning could lead to improved teaching techniques and alter the trajectories of countless human lives. Thanks to a $3.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, with the possibility of...
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