Category Archives: Education

Neuroscience reflections continue on new Blog

For continuing resources and reflections on neuroscience by conference chair Dean G. Blevins see the blog Discipleship Commons for reflections and for resources

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Social Neuroscience Report on Dana Foundation Site

Dana Organization report by By John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D. and Stephanie Ortigue, Ph.D. titled: Social Neuroscience: How a Multidisciplinary Field Is Uncovering the Biology of Human Interaction

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Brain rhythms are key to learning

MIT news release indicate a new study from MIT neuroscientists finds that brain waves shift frequency as a new task becomes routine.

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Nobel Conference onThe Brain and Being Human Available Online

Gustavus Adolphus College hosts the Nobel Conference on The Brain and Being Human Oct 2-4 2011.¬†Live streaming of Nobel Conference 47 will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011. You may submit questions to the presenters prior to, … Continue reading

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More than Child’s Play

Scientific American article titled More than Child’s Play: Ability to Think Scientifically Declines as Kids Grow Up argues that young children think like researchers but lose the feel for the scientific method as they age.

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Teenage Brain topic of NPR and National Geographic

NPR addresses neuroscience in its recent program Understanding The Mysterious Teenage Brain developed in response to the upcoming National Geographic (Oct 2011) cover story by David Dobbs titled Beautiful Brains

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Brains R Us added to Conference Resource Page

Brains R Us describes a series of meetings/videos compiled on The Science Network (sponsored by UC San Diego, Vanderbilt University, The Salk Institute among others) which provides several presentations within the last ten years on brain and learning. TSN offers … Continue reading

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Mary Gordon featured in Greater Good Magazine

Mary Gordon details the background to Roots of Empathy in an article titled “Wisdom of Babies” in Greater Good magazine which also includes a video clip titled “Meet Baby Mei“

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NEUROSCIENCE AND THE CHANGING MEDIA STEREOTYPES OF MUSLIMS

David Tutt, in the blog Intersections, reports: Popular film and television has relied on stereotypical portrayals of Muslims and Arabs since its existence. There is, however, a quiet revolution afoot inside television and film, and the predictable box of the … Continue reading

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Learning Brain gets Smaller?

Scientific American Jason Castro provides a new article titled The Learning Brain Gets Bigger–Then Smaller: New studies map the changing landscape of neurons as the brain masters a task

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