Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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What if schools completely did away with standardized testing?
  • Education Week
Schools can use neuroscience research to optimize their environments to match the best ways for students to learn.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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Learn about the benefits of water play for young children.
  • NPR
Many techniques used by elementary school teachers can be applicable to middle and high school teachers as well.
  • Edutopia
The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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There are many little problems to handle well before your day starts, but your brain is there to get you through it all.
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Glycinergic neurons stops your muscles from making too many moves.
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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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Training your non-dominant hand can improve your motor control, but you shouldn't expect an IQ boost.
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Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind blood test to identify the biomarkers for pain, which could improve pain treatment.
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