Education and brain science links:
The NeuroResearch Education Network is a group of scientists, educational researchers and educators who are interested in issues at the interface of neuroscience and education. The network is based at the Graduate School of Education and University of Bristol. The website is for distributing information and those resources that educators may find helpful.
For more resources, visit the links below:
Activate your Brain & IQ. Lab proven to amplify IQ, brain functions & intelligence. It’s easy www.vth.biz/iMusic
‘Brain-training abacus makes a comeback ‘ (Yomiuri Shimbun, Jun 23, 2010) The soroban, or abacus in English, once a staple of childhood education along with reading and writing, is making a comeback on the heels of expert claims that the traditional calculating tool helps develop mental abilities. //More children are attending soroban schools and more people are taking abacus certification tests. Some primary schools have introduced soroban training.//Tanaka Shuzan Gakko, a privately run soroban school in Akita, is filled with the clicking of abacus beads each evening. Out of about 40 students, double the number from three years ago, 70 percent are primary school fourth-graders or younger. Some are still only going to kindergarten.
Brain Training Software. Increase your cognitive skills with proven working memory training www.mindsparke.com
Brain-Training Games Won’t Boost Your IQ WebMD Health News April 20, 201
Cognitive neuroscience uncovers the learning ability of children’s brains (retr. from KansasCity.com)
Data shows kids shouldn’t multitask (May 24, 2010, Washington Post)
Easy Brain Training MP3s. Sky Rocket Your IQ – Let the Audio Do the Work While You Get Smarter www.GeniusBrainPower.com
Exercise really does make you clever: Fit children have better memories Sept 17, 2010 The Daily Mail
“Playing a musical instrument could make you brainier, it is claimed”…Daily Mail reports.
No right brain left behind: Must kids prep for ‘risk-taking’? 7-14-2009 – Patrick Bassett, left, chats with Andrew Odenyo during the Episcopal High School Leadership Institute, a five-day program in Alexandria, Va. Bassett says schools need to teach kids how to be creative, risk-taking and entrepreneurial
Professor Tago Akira? Who’s that? About the popular Nintendo brainteasers video-game
The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World by Ben Wildavsky.
Recommended reading in books:
“Raising a Left-brain Child in a Right-brain World“, by Katherine Beals (Trumpeter Books, 2009)
“Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Excercise and The Brain” by Dr. John Ratey The author shares the most up-to-date research on how exercise improves ADD and ADHD
“The Japanese Brain” Dr. Tadanobu Tsunoda – Japan’s most notable brain authority on how the Japanese tend to first process information in the right side of their brains—the side that deals with feelings rather than facts; a factor that is readily discernible in their arts and crafts as well as in their traditional management practices.
WHY THE JAPANESE ARE A SUPERIOR PEOPLE! – The Advantages of Using Both Sides of Your Brain, by Boyé Lafayette De Mente. Phoenix Books/Publishers. ISBN: 0914778552. 128 Pages. $12.95. Distributor: Ingram Book Company. Book review here.