Neuroscience mythology hampers teaching

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Interesting piece on how neuromyths are adopted by teachers. Something to watch our for in corporate learning too.

Organisations urged to understand how neuroscience can be used to help people develop

Patricia Riddell:

LearnPatch is interviewing some of the speakers at the forthcoming World of Learning Conference and Exhibition. Here, Roisin Woolnough talks to Ian McDermott, founder and CEO of International Teaching Seminars and Patricia Riddell, professor of applied #neuroscience and head of the department of psychology at the University of Reading.   Neuroscience is constantly in the […]

Video of the week: Optimising the performance of the human mind

#dr steve peters has just given the keynote at Learning Live 2014. In this video Peters talks through how we can get our minds operating more effectively.  

The visual system and learning by Art Kohn

Editor’s note: Art Kohn looks at the brain’s two visual systems – the what and the where systems – and what they mean for the way we create and deliver learning content.

The ATL should be cautious in using neuroscience in teaching and education

Editor’s note: A kind of cautionary tale about embracing neuroscientific research in training. Good argument here for really understanding what the science is telling us.

Change or die

Editor’s note: A must-read article on behaviour change. Fascinating insights into what makes people change and how that can be used in organisations. Thanks to Cedric Borzee for sharing.

Brain imaging is more than an academic gimmick

Editor’s note: Examples of how brain scans are being used to help treat medical conditions.

From Scratch: our new podcast with Nigel Paine


LearnPatch has teamed up with L&D thinker and consultant to launch a podcast covering people development issues. Called From Scratch, the short audio interviews aim to cover the hot topics in L&D. Our first installment is on neuroscience in learning. You can subscribe to the podcast here and listen to it below:       […]

Curated tweets from the #chat2lrn Twitter chat on neuroscience and learning

Here are our edited tweets from today’s Chat2lrn #twitter chat on #neuroscience and #learning. Lots of links shared in here too. [View the story “Curated chat2lrn tweets on neuroscience and learning” on Storify]

Video of the week: History of neuroscience

Eminent neuroscientist Eric Kandel reflects on how neuroscience developed and how his work on memory developed through his career.

Brain science: the neuroscience of teaching and learning

Editor’s note: Neuropsychologist Art Kohn is writing a regular column on brain science and learning over at Learning Solutions Magazine. Definitely worth following. This is an introduction to brain science. Thanks to @julianstaddon for sharing.

Cognitive bias: what psychology can tell us about experts and forensic science

Editor’s note: Itiel Dror spoke at the Learning Technologies conference this week. Here he talks about cognitive bias and context. Learner context was a big issue at the conference.

Video: Donald Taylor seeing himself see

Neuroscientist Beau Lotto carried out an experiment to demonstrate being able to ‘see yourself see’ at the end of his Learning Technologies 2014 keynote. Conference chairman Donald Taylor was the guinea pig.

Why you should read more novels

Editor’s note: Immersing yourself in a fictional story can lead to changes in brain function for up to five days, according to a recent study.

Neuroscience: A head start for brain imaging

Editor’s note: The focus of this article is on getting work in brain imaging. It also provides insights into brain imaging and how it is developing.