For the Classroom

Is Less More?: The Dendrite Story

  • Published29 Sep 2016
  • Reviewed29 Sep 2016
  • Author Emma Lindberg
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Dendrites are the branching arms that extend from the bodies of neurons, carrying the electrical signals that drive our thoughts and behavior. But does having more of these dendrites mean your brain is better? Janet Zadina, a neuroscientist at Tulane University, discussed this myth during a workshop titled The Truth Behind “Brain-Based” Learning.

Watch a video from the workshop below, and then use the lesson plan, videos, and articles to teach your students more about brain growth and development.

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