The GN Podcast with Andrew Fuller: Neuroplasticity – Has it changed the way we educate?

In this episode: The brain’s circuitry is shaped by experiences and changes dynamically It is possible to structure teaching and learning around these principles There is much more that can be done, once we accept that our brains are not static Host: Andrew Fuller, Clinical psychologist and family therapist, speaker and creator of Learning [...]

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How to develop your learning strengths

The 300 trillion connections between your brain cells have an amazing amount of processing power. The way your brain processes information is as unique to you as your fingerprints. All of your life experiences, thoughts, memories, your ancestry and a considerable amount of your future isin the connections inside your head. The brain cells called [...]

The Brain’s Gardeners: Immune Cells

iStockphoto A new study out today in the journal Nature Communications shows that cells normally associated with protecting the brain from infection and injury also play an important role in rewiring the connections between nerve cells. While this discovery sheds new light on the mechanics of neuroplasticity, it could also help explain diseases like autism [...]

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Science or Sales? The Evidence and Application of Brain Training Games

Over the past 5 years, computerized cognitive training (CT) programs have made a huge splash in the digital wellness market. These programs, usually consisting of small computer games, have capitalized on recent research that demonstrates a previously unrecognized degree of neuroplasticity, or cognitive flexibility, in the brain. Currently, research is moderately supportive of CT. In [...]

Neuroplasticity Primer

With subjective experience new cells are incorporated into the brain and new circuits are created, altered, strengthened or weakened. The static view of the brain has been disproven and it is now known that the brain is very active—constantly changing connections and growing circuits, thought-by-thought, minute-by-minute and day-by-day. Many different brain mechanisms alter neuronal connections—in [...]