Editor’s note: Shane O’Mara is the author of In Praise of Walking. He is also a neuroscientist and in this interview explains why walking is so good for us – for learning, cognition and our physical health.
Editor’s note: Scientists are rapidly learning more about the interplay between the gut, brain and nervous system. This article looks at research into how the gut communicates directly with the brain. How we feel and behave might have a lot more to do with the gut – and other organs – than we previously thought.
Editor’s note: This is a cartoon about the backfire effect, which is interesting in terms of understanding why we believe what we believe. The format is worth thinking about too – a powerful message presented in a wonderful, graphic (comic) style.
Editor’s note: This piece is a reminder that the concept of neuroplasticity has its limitations and that the brain is a biological system – no amount of plasticity can change that.
Editor’s note: This is great piece by a neuroscientist on why there is so much neuro hype and why we need to be cautious about the claims made on behalf of neuroscience.
Editor’s note: This piece is a couple of years old but nevertheless it is worth sharing and resharing as it includes more research to dispel the right brain, left brain myth.
Editor’s note: A well balanced article on brain training games. The jury is still out on whether such games have any benefit on memory or cognitive function. But, that doesn’t mean to say there isn’t any benefit.
Editor’s note: John Cacioppo, author of the book Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, says that loneliness is not only a big problem for humans, but one that can affect us in more ways than we might care to imagine.
Little real world application so far, but learning and devleopment must understand where neuroscience fits in to organisational learning
HR and L&D professionals looking for real life examples of how #neuroscience is being used…
Neuroscientist #daniel levitin discusses the impact of #information overload on the brain. He says that…
Editor’s note: This is an interesting read which shows that neuroscience research suffers from a low number of people taking part in studies. This in turn affects the statistical validity of the research. That’s not to say the research is invalid, it is just worth understanding more about the efficacy of the research, especially as L&D starts to embrace neuroscience with open arms.
In an article for the Guardian, Kate Button, a research psychologist at the University of…
Editor’s note: This article shouts out why L&D professionals need to be on top of developments in the cognitive sciences. Otherwise, how can we be sure what’s called out as being phoney is actually phoney?
Interesting piece on how neuromyths are adopted by teachers. Something to watch our for in corporate learning too.
LearnPatch is interviewing some of the speakers at the forthcoming World of Learning Conference and…