Category Archives: Neuroscience

Burning Out – (from Inside Higher Ed)

Professors say faculty burnout is always a real threat, but especially now, and that institutions should act before it’s too late. Pexels.com As a frequent commentator on all things higher ed, Kevin McClure likes his predictions to be right. But in the case of a recent article he wrote […] “Faculty burnout — exacerbated by pandemic-related stressors, absent… Read More »

7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health

Illustration by Sean Gladwell / Getty Images. In an era of better technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. According to experts , our modern lifestyle is chipping away at neural pathways and making us slower, denser and less capable of […] Multitasking also increases the stress hormone cortisol as… Read More »

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and hobbies are based on junk science or real evidence. Here’s the fourth entry, on the merits of mindfulness. Since this is FiveThirtyEight, I feel […] But as FiveThirtyEight’s science team assembled the junk… Read More »

The Life of the Party

This constant emotional communication is happening so subtly that most of us are unaware that it’s happening at all. It’s a powerful, unspoken language, which we give out and pick up on without even noticing. How is it possible that we are sending and picking up on emotional messages […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

A Mindful Minute Helps Students Arrive in the Classroom

At the start of class, Ms. O guides her students in a simple mindfulness meditation. This allows students to quiet their nervous systems and get ready to learn. “Arrive” was filmed at Gateway High School in San Francisco. To stay up to date on articles like this, sign up […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Courses on coursera.com: Neuroscience

Click below for a selection of courses in neurosciences: https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=neuroscience Click here to view original web page at www.coursera.org

Why Educators Trained in Neuroscience Continue to Believe in Neuromyths

“If educators were to take a class in neuroscience that did not specifically address neuromyths, it would be unlikely to help with dispelling the misconceptions that are most closely related to learning and education.” The battle against neuromyths is far from over. In a recent large-scale survey involving five […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »