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Helping bridge neuroscience and education: 30+ experts debunk the theory of fixed, rigid “learning styles”


No evi­dence to back idea of learn­ing styles (OpEd in The Guardian co-authored by 30+ neu­ro­sci­en­tists and psy­chol­o­gists):

There is wide­spread inter­est among teach­ers in the use of neu­ro­sci­en­tif­ic research find­ings in edu­ca­tion­al prac­tice. How­ev­er, there are also mis­con­cep­tions and myths that are sup­pos­ed­ly based on sound neu­ro­science that are preva­lent in our schools. We wish to draw atten­tion to this prob­lem by focus­ing on an edu­ca­tion­al prac­tice sup­pos­ed­ly based on neu­ro­science that lacks suf­fi­cient evi­dence Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Ten Common Myths About Brain Health, Debunked

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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ eNewslet­ter, full of stim­u­lat­ing arti­cles and teasers. Hap­py Read­ing 🙂

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Cheers, and have a great Spring,

The Sharp­Brains Team

Let’s debunk these ten brain and brain health myths

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In hon­or of Brain Aware­ness Week 2016, let’s debunk ten myths about the brain and brain health that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar.

Top 10 brain and brain health myths, debunked:

Myth 1. Genes deter­mine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Life­long brain plas­tic­ity means that our lifestyles and behav­iors play a sig­nif­i­cant role in how our brains (and there­fore our minds) evolve phys­i­cal­ly and func­tion­al­ly as we get old­er.

Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking popular brain myths

person_headThree Myths About the Brain (The New York Times):

Myths about the brain typ­i­cal­ly arise in this fash­ion: An intrigu­ing exper­i­men­tal result gen­er­ates a plau­si­ble if spec­u­la­tive interpretation…that is lat­er overex­tend­ed or dis­tort­ed (we use only 10% of our brain). The car­i­ca­ture ulti­mate­ly infil­trates pop cul­ture and takes on a life of its own, quite inde­pen­dent from the facts that spawned it…

Anoth­er such myth is the idea that the left and right hemi­spheres of the brain are fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent…”

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Debunking 10 Brain Fitness and Brain Health Myths during Brain Awareness Week

brain fitness mythsIn hon­or of Brain Aware­ness Week, let’s debunk ten myths about brain fit­ness and brain health that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar.

Top 10 brain fit­ness and brain health myths, debunked:

Myth 1. Genes deter­mine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Life­long brain plas­tic­ity means that our lifestyles and behav­iors play a sig­nif­i­cant role in how our brains (and there­fore our minds) phys­i­cally evolve.

Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »

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