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ERIC Number: EJ911828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
What Do Studies of the Brain Tell Us about Learning?
Harlen, Wynne
Education in Science, n236 p28-29 Feb 2010
Until the 1990s, the inside of the brain was a matter of mystery to all except the few, the brain surgeons, revered for their specialist knowledge. Early work was focused on explaining and attempting to treat unusual behaviours and conditions, but interest now extends to the implications of neuroscience for regular education. Non-intrusive imaging techniques for detecting activity in various parts of the brain in response to stimuli enable inference about some of the conditions that promote learning. This article discusses some brain basics and some findings from brain investigations relating to learning in general. It concludes with implications for learning science. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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