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Game On! Become a Citizen Scientist and Explore every corner of the Brain

eLearningworld News A new scientific discovery game, developed by Center for Game Science at Washington University in collaboration with the Allen Institute for Brain Science, has the purpose of enabling citizen scientists to build complete 3D-reconstructions of neurons from different regions of the brain in animals and people.The public research environment invites the user to actively participate in the exploration of this core task in neuroscience.The game is called Mozak and since it was launched … Continue reading

Edtech to transform Professional Training: Police enters Virtual Reality for Neuroscience research

Alabama University improving police training with neuroscience and virtual reality with the focus on stressful “Shoot, and Don’t shoot!”-situations. By measuring brain waves during training in a virtual reality environment the researchers improving the education to make the police officer make the right decision as well as train on which verbal commands and communication that works to de-escalate the threatening situation. The VR-simulator from which the data is collected is used on a daily basis … Continue reading

How to develop Soft Skills and Expertise in an EdTech and Neuroscience perspective

eLearningworld News All learning depends on the rewiring of neurons into new patterns. From this prerequisite, it takes 10 000 hours of learning to become an expert within a certain field according to recent research. The new rewired patterns in the brain once established creates a new unconscious competence and when focused on one selected field it creates expertise. However, to reach this level you also require soft skills, meaning the ability to critical thinking, … Continue reading

Latest News: Serious computer games improves student performance in reading and math

eLearningworld News from US New research from Yale University shows a correlation between using brain training games and boosting the performance both when comes to reading skills as well as math skills. The game called “Activate” that was used is developed by Yale and Dr Bruce Wexler, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Yale and lead author of the study, gives the following description the game:  “The program increases focus, self-control and memory – cognitive skills essential … Continue reading

Latest News: Neuroscience research supports Kant’s Human Response to Artwork theory

eLearningworld News from the Netherlands A team from Erasmus University in Rotterdam has tested how the unconscious brain responds to art. The results show that if we are being told that an image is an artwork or not we automatically change our response, either by upgrading or downgrading the emotional experience. The research method was based on two experiments with 24 students. They were asked to evaluate pictures, some of real events and some of artworks, … Continue reading

Latest News: Development of Artificial Intelligence takes advantage of Human Learning research

eLearningworld News from US One of the most acknowledged theories about human learning was first published in 1995 and it states that learning is the product of two complementary learning systems. The theory is developed from David Marr, a British computational neuroscientist, research and it claims that the first system gradually acquires knowledge and skills from exposure to experiences, while the second stores specific experiences for effective integration into the first system. The second system … Continue reading

Latest News: Growth hacking – Using neuroscience to create ads that sell

eLearningworld News from US The media company CBS in collaboration with Nielsen has developed a new method based on neuroscience to measure performance of commercials. When adding all the neuroscience results together researchers could explain 77% of an ad’s strength. 60 video ads for the consumer-market were evaluated for the first study. “We believe this is the holy grail for marketers: confidence in knowing creative’s potential impact on the bottom line, before it ever enters … Continue reading

Latest News: New research shows how the brain works with mathematics

eLearningworld News from France Research from CEA-Inserm-Université Paris Sud-Collège de France has discovered the network of brain regions involved in advanced mathematics and also simpler arithmetic operations. The research method that was used was to study the brains of fifteen professional mathematicians using functional MRI where MRI images were taken while they thought for four seconds about advanced mathematical and non-mathematical statements. The result shows that the network is only activated when numbers are seen … Continue reading

Time for learning of free will – Theory and practice

eLearningworld Weekly Review What would happen if you got a 15-20% free space to work on your own projects during your working hours? Google’s 20% time has resulted in for instance Gmail among other things, while the outcome of 3M’s 15% time is e.g. the Post-it. However, in order to connect these events and many others free will must exist. Neuroscientists at Technische Universität Berlin is now conquering the American researcher Benjamin Libet and his many … Continue reading

What technology does with curiosity to learn

eLearningworld Weekly Review Curiosity is the driving-force that works to fill the gap between what we know and what we want to know. Torah Kachur CBC science columnist writes: “You can think of it like a mental itch, and the only way to scratch the itch is to seek out new knowledge.” To put fuel on this driving-force is even more important today than before the digital technology boom. This is one of the key … Continue reading