ERIC Number: ED154437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Education and the Brain; The Seventy-seventh Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Part II.
Chall, Jeanne S., Ed.; Mirsky, Allan F., Ed.
The brain sciences and education is the topic for this yearbook volume, which is divided into five parts. Part one consists of an introduction to the brain sciences that is a primer on the neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and neurophysiology of the brain. Part two contains chapters on some of the basic processes of the brain: attention, cognition, motivation, language, and cerebral lateralization. Part three deals with brain dysfunction and recoveries. In part four the brain is described as triune, consisting of a primal mind, and emotional mind, and a rational mind. A theory of stages of brain development is also proposed. Part five offers a conclusion that points to the major implications for education and calls attention to the central theme--the potential for the constructive influence of education on the growth and optimal development of the brain. (JF)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Brain, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes, Education, Growth Patterns, Learning Processes, Neurological Impairments, Neurology
The University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 ($13.00 cloth)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Society for the Study of Education, Chicago, IL.