Since posting my previous piece (When Learning Hurts – Toxic Learning) earlier this week, another blog focused on medical neuroscience posted a great overview of math anxiety called “Brain Markers of Math Anxiety“. The post refers to a study “The Neurodevelopmental Basis of Math Anxiety” that has identified the neural correlates of math anxiety for […]
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What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.
From Science 2.0: Of 3,500 college applicants, more than a third couldn’t report their weight accurately. The heavier they were, the less accurate their estimates. “This misperception is important because the first step in dealing with a weight problem is knowing that you have one,” said Margarita Teran-Garcia, a University of Illinois professor of food science […]
Re: http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2012/01/25/when-1-1-5-dyscalculia-and-working-memory/ Are the neurophysical correlates of working memory deficits the result of biologically ordained structural/processing insufficiencies (maladaptive bio-development) (1) or are the neuro-physiological correlates of working memory deficits the result of a lack of neurophysical exercise/activity due to learned maladaptive processing schema? For a related example, a recent study of dyslexia moved us closer to […]