The relevance of affect in education

In previous posts, we have reviewed some of the important aspects of certain cognitive abilities termed executive functions. In this post, we review the importance of emotions and their relationship with these cognitive abilities and explore an area also known as emotional thought. Continue reading “The relevance of affect in education”

Neuromyths in Education

Ideas about the brain are often used by teachers to guide lesson planning. Likewise, learning is a subject that is of great interest to neuroscientists. However, the gap between the laboratory and the classroom, and the scientist and teacher, means that miscommunication and misinterpretation of scientific studies and results can occur. As a result of this, a number of “Neuromyths” Continue reading “Neuromyths in Education”