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Cognitive neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe talks about the uniquely human ability to think about other people’s thoughts, and when kids develop certain abilities during this brain regions’ long process of developing. This is the neurological basis of empathy, taking another’s perspective.
Posted January 26, 2018 by in Life
In this TED talk, world renowned chef Sam Kass discusses the relationship between healthy, nutritious food and doing well in school. Considering what we know about the role of emotions in learning, the importance of healthy, nutritious food on kids’ brains makes a lot of sense.
Posted January 3, 2018 by in Education
Sleep scientist Wendy Troxel makes a convincing case that teenagers’ biological clocks make it unreasonable for schools to start as early as they do – and in fact, may contribute to many of the problems we attribute to teenagers.
At a neurological level, how does the brain actually learn, and what’s the role of emotion? What’s the implication for education and training? This article is based on a discussion between Josh Freedman and Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang about the biological conditions for learning.
Posted November 16, 2017 by in Life
Daniel Goleman talks about the 3 types of focus – inner, outer and other focus – and why they are each so important. A great video that is based on the latest research, and helpful to anyone interested in emotional intelligence.
Posted November 2, 2017 by in Life
Can people sense their partner’s emotions via their body odor? This article from Scientific American takes a look at the most recent evidence that we pick up on other people’s emotions with more senses that we think.
Posted October 19, 2017 by in Life
Emotional contagion exists, but does this translate to the world of social media? Can we catch others’ emotions when we see them online? A study done by Facebook makes a convincing argument that we can – and do. This article recapping the study is from Scientific American Mind.
Posted October 12, 2017 by in Life