Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264029132)

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Abstract:

This book provides new insights about learning by synthesising existing and emerging findings from cognitive and brain science and exploring how this new information might impact teaching, parenting, and educational policy making. It shows what the latest brain imaging techniques and other advances in the neurosciences actually reveal about how the brain develops and operates at different stages in life from birth to old age and how the brain is involved in acquiring skills such as reading and counting. It also presents scientific insights into what happens when the brain malfunctions in conditions such as dyslexia or Alzheimer's disease. 



 

Executive Summary

Part I. The Learning Brain

Chapter 1. An "ABC" of the Brain

Chapter 2. How the Brain Learns throughout Life

Chapter 3. The Impact of Environment on the Learning Brain

Chapter 4. Literacy and the Brain

Chapter 5. Numeracy and the Brain

Chapter 6. Dispelling "Neuromyths"

Chapter 7. The Ethics and Organisation of Educational Neuroscience

Conclusions and Future Prospects

Part II. Collaborative Articles

Article A. The Brain, Development, and Learning in Early Childhood

Article B. The Brain and Learning in Adolescence

Article C. Brain, Cognition, and Learning in Adulthood

Annex A. Fora

Annex B. Brain Imaging Technologies

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: June 1, 2007

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