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How your neurons keep memory in mind

August 9, 2018 11:00 pm
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Researchers debate about how working memory works in dueling papers in the August 8 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, as David Orenstein from MIT News explores this in this article. Working memory refers to the part of short-term memory... View Article

The world is missing out by not educating girls

July 11, 2018 11:00 am
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89% of girls around the world complete primary education. However, only 77% complete lower secondary education (grades 5-8). In low income counties, the portion of girls who complete primary education can be as low as ⅔, and ⅓ for lower... View Article

The benefits of technology in classrooms

April 3, 2018 11:00 am
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Technology can be tricky to properly integrate into the classroom. In some schools, technology helps enhance learning while in others, it serves as a distraction. Jen Miller from Jen Reviews outlines some benefits for technology in the classroom in her... View Article

Apple targets education sector with low-cost iPads

March 23, 2018 11:00 am
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Apple is targeting the education sector with their line of low-cost iPads, designed to compete with Google’s Chromebook. Carl Velasco from Tech Times explores the launch in his article. The deal about the cheaper iPads It is unclear how much... View Article

Our smartphones are hurting us

January 6, 2018 11:00 am
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Contrary to popular belief, our smartphones may actually be making us more stupid. Eric Andrew-Gee from the Globe and Mail explores this idea in his article. Ever since Steve Jobs released the first iPhone, smartphones have changed our course of... View Article

The underpinnings of human cognition remain mostly a mystery. Despite the advancement of tools and technology in neuroscience, our understanding of the brain and its functions is pretty superficial. Part of the problem lies in how we describe neuroscientific phenomena.... View Article

Brain and brain function myths and reality

August 10, 2017 11:00 am
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Neuromyths are commonly held misbeliefs about the brain and its functions. As Christopher Berland mentions in his article, once individuals are exposed to an idea, it is challenging for them to distinguish between fact and fiction. A study conducted by... View Article

What happened to open classrooms?

March 6, 2017 11:00 am
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Do kids learn better at a desk or while moving around? This debate led to the development and integration of open classrooms. However, after a few years, classroom design has largely reverted back to its traditional form. Steve Drummond investigates... View Article

How your brain learns by paying attention

January 18, 2017 11:00 am
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Researchers at Princeton University explored the relationship between attention and learning during decision making in a study using eye tracking and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).  The findings of Leong and colleagues could contribute to the world of education and... View Article