Brain Myths

Are these statements true or false? Some of us are ‘left-brained’ and some are ‘right-brained’. This affects how we learn. Brain development is complete by the time you reach puberty. Learning is due to the addition of new cells to the brain. A common sign of dyslexia is seeing letters backwards. Mental capacity is inherited… Read more

Emotions, Learning and the Brain

Research continues to support our understanding of the important role that emotions play in learning. For a concise research fact sheet that summarizes current understanding of the interplay of thinking and emotion, how experience changes the brain, the role of emotions in learning and how brain development depends on social relationships, click here. To learn… Read more

The Neuroscience of Pokémon Go

Introduced this summer, Pokémon Go has been in the news since people started playing it. This augmented reality game has surpassed Twitter in popularity. Why is it so popular? The Neuroscience of Pokémon Go offers four ideas from neuroscience.

Emotions, Learning and the Brain

What role do feelings play in the brain’s learning process? We know that learning is supported when students are emotionally engaged in material that is personally relevant. Ideas about how this works are described in Emotions, Learning and the Brain: exploring the educational implications of affective neuroscience by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, an affective neuroscientist, human… Read more