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Make Neuroscience a part of Teacher Training

eLearningworld News Learning how the brain works when learning is an important part of improving pedagogy and to help pupils learn how to learn. Unfortunately, this area is overlooked, according to Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University, California. She says: “That is when kids start falling off as they think they’re just not a maths person which just isn’t true at all. They just don’t know how to learn effectively and so they… Continue reading

The secret of humans long-term memory, new research

eLearningworld News After 30-year of research, John Lisman, Zalman Abraham Kekst Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology, Brandeis University, has discovered the molecule that stores long-term memories. The research study presented  in the online edition of Neuron is seen as a major breakthrough as it solves one of the oldest mysteries of neuroscience on how the brain creates and retain memories. And as it opens up several new interesting direction for further research. “Just… Continue reading

Shooter games can actually harm your brain, new research shows

eLearningworld News Action video games can do more harm than good for your cognitive skills a new study from the University of Montreal suggests. Greg West, an associate professor of psychology at UdeM, that in collaboration associate professor of psychiatry Véronique Bohbot with McGill University, made the study, comments the result in the following way: “Video games have been shown to benefit certain cognitive systems in the brain, mainly related to visual attention and short-term… Continue reading

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