Neural structures, chemicals, and electrical energy power the brain’s ability to solve the large and small problems and puzzles that we encounter every day. Can we become better problem solvers?

Spatial Navigation and Gender

A young woman sits in front of a computer, joystick in hand. On the screen in front of her is a large circular pool of water, which she "wades" through by moving the joystick. She is attempting to find a...
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Drawing on an Outdated Theory?

"Can you see in the still-life here on the table that the orange is in front of the vase?" "Yes," replied the student, "I see that." "Well," I said, "in your drawing, you have the orange and the vase occupying...
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Number Blindness: A Hidden Challenge for Mathematics

Educators often worry that some students just don't "get" math. In truth, some fundamental difficulties with math may be indicators of mild dyscalculia, or "number blindness." It's hard to imagine an aspect of daily life that is not touched by...
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What is Emotional Intelligence?

The emotional intelligence revolution has already impacted the education and corporate worlds. Is it possible that it is the answer we've been waiting for? IQ's Shortcoming If there is anything close to a consensus in the understanding of intelligence, it...
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Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Learn more about Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences as it applies to education. This article explores an important part of implementing Gardner's theory in the classroom: assessing students' "intelligences profiles." "If a child is not learning the way you are...
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