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9781572306523

Minds, Brains, and Learning Understanding the Psychological and Educational Relevance of Neuroscientific Research

  • ISBN 13:

    9781572306523

  • ISBN 10:

    1572306521

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/06/2001
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Summary

Why should psychologists and educators study the brain? Can neuroscientific research advance our understanding of student learning and motivation? What do informed readers need to know to tell the difference between plausible applications of brain research and unfounded speculation? This timely volume considers the benefits of incorporating findings from cognitive neuroscience into the fields of educational, developmental, and cognitive psychology. The book provides a basic foundation in the methodology of brain research; describes the factors that affect brain development; and reviews salient findings on attention, memory, emotion, and reading and mathematics. For each domain, the author considers the ways that the neuroscientific evidence overlaps with or diverges from existing psychological models. Readers gain skills for assessing the credibility of widely publicized claims regarding critical periods of learning, the effects of stress hormones on the brain, the rol

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