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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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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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