Neuroscience

"Teaching is guiding and facilitating the formation of neurological connections in the student’s brain." Dr. Patricia Wolf (2009)

The language of the brain is electrical. The brain is a pattern-seeking device. We mainly learn from looking for differences as a young child or an older person. In utero we engage in inquiry to satisfy needs. We store and recall images, sounds, smells, emotions, etc. in the brain. We then recall these memories and represent them in words and behaviours.

A useful site with some contemporary presentations (videos) by leading thinkers in the area of neuroscience is at Mind and its potential. Including one with Ken's Doctoral student, Ragnar Purje: Mind and its potential: Personal stories: What happens when something goes wrong with the brain? 

Brain plasticity

Professor Eric Kandel, M.D. (Nobel Prize winning neuropsychiatrist) videos

Stanford University - learning & brain functioning videos

University of Queensland

ABI related videos & websites

Learning & neuroscience

Brain functioning videos

Neuron videos

Brain - general

OECD neuromyths

  • Neuromyth 1:  The brain is only plastic for certain kinds of information during specific ‘critical periods’-thereby the first three years of a child are decisive for later development and success in life.
  • Neoromyth 2: ‘Enriched environments’ enhance the brain’s capacity for learning.
  • Neoromyth 3: There is a visual, auditive and a haptic type of learning.
  • Neuromyth 4: We only use 10% of our brain.
  • Neuromyth 5: Myths about multilingualism.

Professional associations

Major world brain research projects today


 

         Page updated May 2016
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