Google Brain: Inductive Thinking and Curiosity
MARCH 26, 2012
In a Scientific American blog post Deep thought is dead, Long live deep thought , a bioinformatics analyst broods on the question, ‘Where are these jobs that will require such rapid “searching, browsing, assessing quality, and synthesizing the vast quantities of information?"
Remembering Inhibits Learning
JULY 2, 2012
Maybe students would fare better if a slight delay were given between asking questions and teaching new information. Or perhaps new information should be presented before questions were asked?
What Educators Can Learn from Madison Avenue -Bad Design Kills
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
After a 15 minute delay, participants were able to recall 14% more information if it was presented in the disfluent. Jonah Lehrer recently wrote about the educational benefits of "ugly fonts", but though the research is a good, it's not really the case that they're ugly.
Why It's Hard to Listen to Two People Talking at One Time
JANUARY 23, 2012
In addition to listening to the individual messages, we have to use bilateral brain pathways to resolve conflicts in what we heard (or what we think we heard) and piece together information.
Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network
JANUARY 31, 2011
Amygdala and social network size Supplementary information social network Social media picture Print this post Posted by Drs.
Background Noise Problems in Dyslexia
FEBRUARY 1, 2007
We do a disservice to children if we can't find efficient ways to share information between researchers, educators, and parents. More data supporting the range of perceptual difficulties in dyslexia.
Hot Seat Learning - Why Testing is Not All Bad
JANUARY 24, 2011
found that students who read a passage, then took a test asking them to recall what they had read, retained about 50 percent more of the information a week later than students who used two other methods (e.g.
Spatial Thinkers - Not Visual and Not Verbal
MAY 18, 2009
Root-Bernsteins) In the figure above, researchers from the University College London add more information to the literature on spatial thinking and expertise.
The Blessings and the Burdens of High IQ
JUNE 26, 2006
An anatomy such as this might account for why they may be so good at generating multiple possibilities for word similarities or associations, but why they may have trouble selecting from so much information (paralyzed with an open-ended writing prompt) or why the speed of processing occurs so slowly.
From Passive to Active Learners - Consumers to Creators
JANUARY 3, 2011
Active learning may mean asking questions, challenging assumptions (a little provocation may be good), drawing connections between existing information, and yes doing something with the information and making something yourself.
Lurking Genius- Untapped Savant Ability and Creativity in You
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
My hypothesis is that savants have privileged access to lower level, less-processed information, before it is packaged into holistic concepts and meaningful labels.
Impaired Sensory Integration in Autism
AUGUST 23, 2010
Hooray, this information has been a long time coming for parents, professionals, children, and adults with autism. Researchers from Albert Einstein Medical Center have found that sensory integration (sound and vibration) are abnormally integrated in children with autism.
Simpler is Better: Avoiding the TMI Trap
JULY 26, 2010
Too Much Information is the TMI trap.
Emotions and Humor in Learning and Memory
JUNE 28, 2010
General memory training activities may be of help, but using humor and emotional memory might be the make it or break it for getting information into long term memory. If you the information somehow touches you personally, you'll remember it.
Getting All A's But Flunking Life - IQ Scores Climb As Creativity Sinks
JULY 19, 2010
Almost 30 years ago philosopher James Flynn discovered that IQ scores were increasing in every industrialized country around the globe. But before we pat ourselves on back, Bronson and Merryman warn us that we may be in the midst of a Creativity Crisis.
When Words Get in the Way - Verbal Mediation Interferes with Spatial Imagery
JULY 12, 2010
A colleague recently mentioned the work of Jonathan Schooler who discovered that talking about a problem interfered with problem solving by insight.
The Different Ways We Think: Conceptual Thinking and the Brain
JUNE 7, 2010
They have vivid memories for personal experiences, but may need many repetitions for dry information that is master by rote repetition.
The Creative Advantage: How Vivid Memories of the Past Help Predictions for the Future
MAY 17, 2010
"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards." - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass A fascinating new area of cognitive neuroscience has been looking at the link between personal or episodic memory and future prediction.
Attention and Distraction - Battle Between the CEO and Creativity Director
MAY 10, 2010
When two different Stroop tasks were given that different in the nature of task-irrelevant information (color-word vs. color-object task), little changes were seen in frontal executive areas, whereas marked differences were seen in the posterior areas.
Why Thought Experiments Work - Non-Verbal Reasoning in Engineers
APRIL 19, 2010
The importance of thought experiments seems somewhat counter-intuitive because why should a non-performed experiment be expected to yield new or better information? "Without experiment, I am sure that the effect will happen. because it must happen that way."
Understanding Dyscalculia - the Math Learning Disability
JANUARY 25, 2010
Sensory Processing and School Underachievement
OCTOBER 12, 2009
Everything may take a lot longer because visual recognition may not be immediate, sounds within words may not be as clear, and it may be harder to select and prioritize information going in and going out.
Sensory Processing, Postural Sway, Anxiety - Better with Occupational Therapy
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
** Last Day to Register for our 2-Day Sensory Processing Webinar with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide and Lindsey Biel ** DVDs of Conference Included with Conference Registration Register here: Sensorypro.blogspot.com.
Video Games Improve Night Vision
OCTOBER 25, 2009
As we grow older, there are many factors that contribute to our difficulty seeing in the dark. A few of the reasons include a reduction in pupil size, loss of accommodative function, and a dramatic slowing in dark adaption due to delayed rhodopsin regeneration.
7 More Days to Register - Sensory Processing Online Conference
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
The information was extremely informative and timely. On November 12 & 13th, Lindsey Biel, OTR/L (Sensory Smart Child) and Drs.
Sensory Processing Disorders 2009 - Research Closing the Gap
OCTOBER 5, 2009
Brock and Fernette Eide and Lindsey Biel OTR/L Authors of The Mislabeled Child and Raising a Sensory Smart Child Register and more information about the conference here ! Announcement: ** Sign Up is now Open** Eides/ Biel Sensory Processing Online Webinar Nov 12th & 13th 2009 Drs.
Self-Appraisal - Teen Brains Reflect Opinions of Peers
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Preteens and teens (11-14 yo) are more likely to activate 'social cognition' areas of the brain when reflecting about themselves ("I am smart", "I am popular"), meaning that they reflect the opinions that they feel their peers or parents have.
Multi-Tasking Dumbs Us Down for Some Jobs, But Could It Provide Breakthroughs for Others?
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Cognitive control in media multitaskers Media multi-taskers pay a price Death by information overload Eide Neurolearning Blog: Biology of Creativity [link] / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 "They're suckers for irrelevancy," said communication Professor Clifford Nass. Everything distracts them."
Dyslexia and Autism are Opposites - Implications for Creativity, Late-Blooming / Precocity, and Savant Abilities
AUGUST 31, 2009
Its information like this that should reinforce the idea that dyslexic children should have a differentiated educational program (fewer inappropriate demands at early ages) - and recognition of high creative potential and capacity for abstraction.
More Vision Wars: Visual Training for Dyslexics
AUGUST 3, 2009
Although the authors of the recent consensus statement on Vision and Dyslexia were trying to clarify the most effective approach to diagnosing and treating visual processing issues in dyslexia, their statement is more likely to misinform than inform.
The Biology of Self Control
JUNE 15, 2009
With maturity (not surprisingly), additional higher order types of information direct decisions. In an Cal Tech fMRI study of self-reported dieters, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) emerged as the important area for self-control.
Feeling, Learning, and the Brain: Why Lefties and Dyslexics Need Emotions to Learn and Remember
MAY 4, 2009
It explains why some students really struggle to learn in classes where they feel their teacher doesn't like them, or why others may become paralyzed with the studying process when they have never been told (or can't understand) how the information presented relates to them.
fMRI of Learning Styles: Confirmation of Visual and Verbal Learners
MARCH 30, 2009
When verbal learners remember pictures, they translate pictures into words (their preferred style of storing information); whereas visual learners will do the reverse - translating words in pictoral representations.
Day 2 Gifted / 2E Online Webinar with the Eides
APRIL 22, 2009
SOME SUBMITTED CONFERENCE QUESTIONS (all personal or identifying information removed): My question for the conference is: What careers are these gifted/learning disabled children especially well suited for?
Why Boys Need Alternatives with Reading and Writing
MARCH 2, 2009
If you give girls and boys language tasks, most girls will process the information in the same way (in a specialized language area) whether they are listening to words or seeing or reading them.
Eides Lecture on Dyslexia and Giftedness at WA International Dyslexia Assn - This Thursday Jan 14th 7 PM
JANUARY 12, 2010
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Eide Neurolearning BlogBrock and Fernette Eide will be lecturing on Dyslexia and Giftedness at The Shoreline Center, Sheridan Room 18560 First Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155 7 PM The lecture is free, but donations appreciated on behalf of the Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Clock hours are available through 24/7 Educational Services.
Confessions of a Limited Working Memory Victim
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
I think taking in information with little interruptions also takes advantage of the novelty learning in me. Inductive learners are sometimes called bottom-up learners because they take information in from many different examples then reason back to rules based on patterns that they find. A friend recommended I watch neuroscientist Jill Taylor's TED talk Stroke of Insight. In the talk, Dr. Taylor recounts her personal experiences with a stroke in her left language area.
Mind Over Matter: Imagery at Work and in the Classroom
DECEMBER 14, 2009
Kosslyn posted a book chapter on Mental Imagery and Implicit Memory.
Gifted / 2E Webinar with the Eides Now Available on DVD
APRIL 28, 2009
The information was extremely informative and timely. Over three days, Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide held an international webinar for parents, teachers, and other professionals who are some of the leading voices in Gifted / 2E Education today. The webinar was a benefit for Karina Eide's Health fund. Each DVD contains over 2 1/2 hours of content, including fascinating lectures (Powerpoint + audio), in-depth discussions, and extensive Question & Answer session.
Gifted / 2E Online Conferences with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide April 21-23
MARCH 29, 2009
Day 2 : Twice Exceptional: Gifted Children with Dyslexia / Gifted Children with Dysgraphia Day 3 : Twice Exceptional: Gifted Children with Attention, Sensory Processing, and Social Challenges Registration below or for more information see: [link] Gifted / 2E Webinar Registration 3 Days $40.00 We're delighted to invite you to our upcoming online Gifted / 2E conference sponsored by OGTOC (Our Gifted Online Conferences) to benefit our daughter Karina's cancer / health fund.