fMRI of Dysgraphia - Lack of Automaticity and Need for Visual Monitoring
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Thank goodness for Todd Richards and his collaboration with Virginia Berninger and her group for looking into the brain-basis of dysgraphia.
Brain Scans Show If Ready to Learn
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
MIT researchers found that activation of the parahippocampal gyrus was associated with better memory if visual scenes followed. link].
Learning from Exceptions in the Brain
DECEMBER 12, 2011
There is a learning style that seems unmistakable in some - and it seems to involve learning from exceptions. success)). Eide Neurolearning Blog.
Overthinking and Creativity - Think Like Child
APRIL 23, 2012
From Life Hacker , look at the puzzle to the left. How long does it take you to solve? We see this with some of our most divergent students.
Metacognition, Math, and the Brain
MARCH 12, 2012
If our students are up to the challenge, it's important we give them a chance to work on very hard problems. It's not just students, of course.
Why It's Hard For Kids to Stand Still
JULY 18, 2011
Makes you think about what we're expecting of young kids and when educational or behavioral expectations will catch up to developmental science.
Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity
JUNE 4, 2012
From Schumpeter in the Economist, In Praise of Misfits reflects on how classrooms and marketplaces seem to love opposites. So it takes all kinds.
High Fluid Intelligence, Gestures, and Simulation
OCTOBER 17, 2011
all the students talked about the same things in their explanations, but almost no one actually mentioned anything about rotation.
Fact Retrieval vs. Problem Solving in the Brain
AUGUST 13, 2012
If you haven't read this 'oldie-but-goodie' paper, check out Transforming Physics Education. Algebra Problem Solving paper: docs.lib. Newman et al.,
Why It's Hard to Listen to Two People Talking at One Time
JANUARY 23, 2012
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon show us why it's hard for us to listen to two people talking at one time. Eide Neurolearning Blog.
What Educators Can Learn from Madison Avenue -Bad Design Kills
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
What they are is novel. And novelty is usually a good thing when you have something you want remembered. They're what we need for the classroom.
Brooding Perfectionism -
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
We recently came across the topic of Brooding Perfectionism. There are different types of perfectionism (e.g.
ADHD, Creativity, and Reduced Inhibition
OCTOBER 10, 2011
"ADHD may have negative consequences for academic achievement, employment performance, and social relationships. The authors conclude: ".the
The Steps of Creativity - Early Crowd sourcing and Prototyping
JUNE 25, 2012
Prototyping results in subsequent abstraction and refinement of the initial representation (Lim et al., 2008). Act now and learn new things."
Is Impulsivity a Bad Thing?
APRIL 16, 2012
Answer - it depends. The test involve college students who were administered a personality test that estimated trait-impulsivity.
Reading Metaphors and Individual Differences in the Brain
MARCH 19, 2012
individual differences context metaphor fMRI brain language
The Turkey and the Crow - The Tension Between Expertise and Creativity
JUNE 13, 2011
Once we started looking for the turkey-crow split, the more we started seeing it everywhere. Eide Neurolearning Blog.
Pattern Learning and the Brain
JANUARY 16, 2012
From NY Times : "For years school curriculums have emphasized top-down instruction, especially for topics like math and science.
The Charisma Effect
JANUARY 10, 2011
"I was told I was selected class speaker because of my deep voice, my "charisma", and the work I had done in the community.
Stimulating Creativity and the Brain
OCTOBER 3, 2011
In the alternative uses task, test subjects are asked to think of alternative uses of everyday objects like "tin" and "umbrella".
Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network
JANUARY 31, 2011
The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. But is having a bigger amygdala better?
Head for the HIlls - Cities Bad for Your Mental Health
JULY 25, 2011
take a back seat. Studies like this are helpful. It should also be common sense. Eide Neurolearning Blog.
Writing Problems of Visual Thinkers - Pictures vs. Words / Literal Films
DECEMBER 13, 2010
There's a viral video channel on Youtube that beautifully illustrates the writing problems of visual thinkers. Check out Gerald Grow's article. 2.
Slow Processing Speed.Video Game Therapy?
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Students with sensory processing disorder also often have very slow processing speeds. The research raises some interesting thoughts.
Children and Adults Use Different Networks to Solve Problems
MARCH 5, 2012
When doing arithmetic problems, Stanford researchers found that children use different brain regions to solve problems. Perhaps salience networks are more important in general for children's problem solving. Last week we had the pleasure of having dinner with Katherine Schantz, Head of the Lab School in Washington DC. Eide Neurolearning Blog.
Curiosity and the Creative Drive
DECEMBER 20, 2010
Sound like anyone that you know? Put Cal Tech students in a scanner reading trivia questions and you might learn a thing or two about curiosity.
Memory, Reward, and Dopamine
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
Nice review of Dopamine and Adaptive Memory from TICS. So how to we reconcile these results with anti-reward proponents?
The Unexpected Benefits of Poor Working Memory - ADD and Lazy Genius?
OCTOBER 18, 2010
Many people have very poor working memories - in my case it's a very bad auditory verbal working memory. Always had it, I can't blame age.
Stories, Empathy, and the Brain
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
Want an empathy workout for your brain? Read a book! If we want to train children up in empathy, then stories are a great way to do it.
Background Noise Problems in Dyslexia
FEBRUARY 1, 2007
More data supporting the range of perceptual difficulties in dyslexia. This study only looked at tone and Huggins (kind of spectral noise) sounds.a
Real World vs. Simple Problem Solving
OCTOBER 24, 2011
In the Neural Basis of Thinking , Vinod Goel reflects on the puzzle of a brain-injured architect. He never made it to the detail stage.
Visual Overload and Visual Crowding - When More Means Less
SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
"If there were only 10 problems on a page, I could do them all. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Analogy as the Core of Cognition
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
Douglas Hofstadter has an interesting discussion in a Presidential lecture at Stanford. something else)".
The Dyslexic Advantage is Out! - Dyslexic Inventor James Russell
AUGUST 22, 2011
It's here! Our book, The Dyslexic Advantage is out! Check out this brief excerpt from our interview with James Russell, inventor of the compact disc.
Complex Development of Moral Sensitivity and Empathy - fMRI
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
All age groups reported feeling sad and upset when viewing intentional harm and harm directed toward people vs. objects. Eide Neurolearning Blog.
The Biology of Creativity - Right Hemispheric Thinking, Problem Solving by Insight, and Diffuse Attention
MARCH 23, 2009
What's different about this finding compared to a previous study is that this hemispheric difference exists even before problem solving begins. 2007).
The Most Creative Brains are Slow
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
".One study of 65 subjects suggests that creativity prefers to take a slower, more meandering path than intelligence.
Spatial Thinkers - Not Visual and Not Verbal
MAY 18, 2009
Rather, thought processing seems to involve space or kinesthetic / bodily sensations or associations.
Curiosity, Doing, and Creative Success
AUGUST 29, 2011
Thanks Brain Pickings for this talk by filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman on Creativity, Rigor, and Learning as You Go. The rigor came from the curiosity."
Lurking Genius- Untapped Savant Ability and Creativity in You
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Due to a failure in top-down inhibition, they can tap into information that exists in all of our brains, but is normally beyond conscious awareness."