Category Archives: News

These are general news items about issues that relate to the REA conference.

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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Important Business Meeting Materials

Please view and download the following important meeting materials for the 2011 meeting: Business Meeting Agenda 2010 Meeting Minutes for approval Slate of Nominations to the 2012 Board of Directors 2011 Annual Meeting Evaluation Form 2012 Budget

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Roots of Empathy in Scotland

STV reports ‘Baby teachers’ to give empathy lessons to Scots children with new Roots of Empathy initiative

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Paper Proceedings For RIG Presentations now available

Paper Proceedings for the RIG presentations at the REA 2011 Annual Conference are now available online

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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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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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Seattle Article profiles Mary Gordon and Roots of Empathy

Jerry Large’s article, “Baby, what a lesson! Kids learn a little empathy” provides background on Mary Gordon and her start of the Roots of Empathy movement

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Does the Mind Have a Future?

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, provides an intriguing webcast addressing the future of the mind. Biotechnology is blurring the distinction between one generation and another, nanotechnology is blurring the distinction of the body … Continue reading

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Kandel addresses educators concerning Memory and Academic Learning

Featured speaker Eric R. Kandel, a Nobel Laureate and vice-chairman of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI), explicated the connection: “Learning is how we acquire information, and memory is how we store that information. Education is about enhancing learning, … Continue reading

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Childhood Music Lessons May Provide Lifelong Boost in Brain Functioning

A report from ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2011) — Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later — even for those who no longer play an instrument — by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary … Continue reading

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