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One major development since the third edition of this text is the birth of a new academic discipline. Called educational neuroscience or mind, brain, and education science, this field explores how research findings from neuroscience, education, and psychology can inform our understandings about teaching and learning, and whether they have implications for educational practice. This new edition includes updated information on memory systems, especially the changes in working memory capacity; new research findings on how the explosion of technology may be affecting the brain; new information on brain organization and learning, and revised sections on hemispheric specialization;Šnew research on how learning the arts enhances cognitive processing and creativity; an expanded Resources section that includes more Internet sites selected for their reliable information on the brain; and more than 150 new orŠupdated references, most of which are primary sources for those who wish to explore the actual research studies. This book opens the door to educational neuroscience in the hopes that educators will experience the joy of seeing more students reach their full potential.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Fourth Edition|
|About the Author|
|Basic Brain Facts|
|How the Brain Processes Information|
|Memory, Retention, and Learning|
|The Power of Transfer|
|Brain Organization and Learning|
|The Brain and the Arts|
|Thinking Skills and Learning|
|Putting It All Together|
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