Neuroplasticity – it’s the single most important change in our understanding of the human brain in 400 years. Dr Norman Doidge has garnered rave reviews for making this concept accessible and understandable to people from all walks of life in his best-seller The Brain That Changes Itself.
These aren’t the sort of superstars you’re likely to hear about that often in the media – but they are changing the world one brain at a time.
A diagnosis of cancer in a child is frightening and overwhelming, but fortunately the cure rate of many childhood cancers is now very high, and effects on learning and thinking are being investigated. Very recently, a new study was published indicating that the neuroscience-based intervention, Fast ForWord, provides significant improvements in learning to read after […]
You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition spring from. This “pop-psychology” view of the right and left hemispheres has made quite an impact on popular culture – there were books written instructing individuals on how to “draw with the […]
Typically when we think of teaching writing, we begin with the type of writing we want students to compose—persuasive pieces, personal narratives, academic essays. We might think of the steps of the writing process—prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. All too often, however, little attention is given to the cognitive skills of writing, however cognitive […]