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High Exam Anxiety

Despite meticulous preparation, and certainly if you have prepared less than well, anxiety can be debilitating in examinations. The point of impact may be in your thoughts or in your … Continue reading

May 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Adolescent Brain

A great video from Thomas Armstrong about the developmental processes going on in the adolescent brain…      

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together | Open Culture

Ask anyone who’s pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they’ll almost certainly have a story. Source: How the … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Intelligence – An Interview with Richard Haier | Quillette.com

A great primer for future learning:  The Neuroscience of Intelligence – An Interview with Richard Haier | Quillette.com

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Metaphors for How the Brain Works

A very interesting article on the latest brain research, from aeon: Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer. … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

I often complain that neuroscience research is so nuanced as to have no practical benefits to learning. Here is an article by Kristyna Zapletal that is prepared to venture into practicality: … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learning Resources | The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute’s huge collection of science lessons, experiments, activities, and interesting facts, all on the web to share with teachers! View the full collection here: Learning Resources | The … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Learners Coping with Pain Through Emotional Self-Regulation

I’m often decrying Neuroscience for failing to translate research into workable applications to improve learning. This feature from Michael McKnight gives us a slight insight into what could be a … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Long-Term Impact for Humans in Space

I’ve had the pleasure, through ISSET of working with Mark and Scott Kelly. Scott’s year in space enabled direct comparisons to be made between him and his brother Mark in … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity and Learning Effectiveness

I found this article by Robert Montenegro particularly clear in outlining how practical learning strategies can be gleaned from research on neuroplasticity, and includes the detailed infographic below: Introduction to Neuroplasticity and … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brain Plasticity – The Brain’s Ability to Change and Grow Over Time, by Andrej Dethlefsen

Nineteenth century phrenologists thought that each function of the brain was discrete and operated like a filing cabinet to contain information about subjects. We now know that the brain functions … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Did You Know? Serotonin and Well-Being

I’ve spoken before about the monetisation of learning. There is a similar phenomena with the chemicalisation of well-being. Serotonin is an important brain chemical that helps to elevate your mood … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Human Anatomy Resources

ETML have curated a collection of the most popular apps in for studying anatomy. These apps will particularly help students explore the human body through 3D  graphics and interactive content. (Please note … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment
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