The Science of Learning: How Do Brains Learn Best?

We had another workshop at school on the science of learning – how brains learn best. In the workshop, we covered some of the following concepts. What is Neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing ability to change and adapt as a result of our daily interactions with the world around us. It allows the brainContinue reading “The Science of Learning: How Do Brains Learn Best?”

Introducing the Brain+ Virtual Brain Coach

Some time back, I wrote about a brain training app called Brain+ that was designed to train attention, memory, planning and problem solving. Now the developers have added a new feature that will take your brain training to a whole new level. Introducing your new brain coach… Brain+ has added a brand new feature to their scientificallyContinue reading “Introducing the Brain+ Virtual Brain Coach”

Nutrition: Boosting Brain Power

I was flipping through an old copy of Oxygen that belonged to my SIL2 when I stumbled across an article that talked about 8 different foods that boost brain power. Well, what’s good for us can also be good for the children, so here are 8 foods you should consider adding to your child’s dietContinue reading “Nutrition: Boosting Brain Power”

Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence

The classic guide to understanding children’s mental development is now updated and better than ever! Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child’s Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestionsContinue reading “Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence”

5 Ways to Maximise Your Child’s Cognitive Potential

One of the benefits of keeping an open mind and being willing to listen is that you often stumble across little gems of information… Just like the article in Scientific American, that talks about 5 ways you can do to maximise your cognitive potential. Anything that is about brain development and increasing cognitive potential isContinue reading “5 Ways to Maximise Your Child’s Cognitive Potential”

Re-Designing the Brain: Sharpening Perception and Memory, and Increasing Speed of Thought

My initial interest in this subject began with its application in early childhood development. It was only in recent times that I wondered if I might apply it to the Mom Brain as a means of maintaining output without degradation of quality. The general advice for handling the memory loss associated with motherhood is toContinue reading “Re-Designing the Brain: Sharpening Perception and Memory, and Increasing Speed of Thought”

Competitive Mind Maps Lend Credence to the Importance of Early Childhood Education

This is a brief explanation of neuroplasticity from the work of Michael Merzenich as discussed in Chapter 3 of The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge. For a more information, please read the book. Mind-mapping was a process first performed by Wilder Penfield. Using electrodes, he was able to map out areas of theContinue reading “Competitive Mind Maps Lend Credence to the Importance of Early Childhood Education”