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Anderson, Ross C. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
In this commentary, I build on recent interdisciplinary models for embodied cognition with additional perspectives from affective neuroscience, educational psychology, creativity theory, and science education. I invoke William James and John Dewey, pioneers of an embodied philosophy of mind, alongside recent affective neuroscience theory about the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Schemata (Cognition), Interdisciplinary Approach, Neurosciences
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Rosenberg-Lee, Miriam – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
The promise of educational neuroscience lies in its potential to uncover mechanistic insights into the science of learning. However, to realize that promise, the field must overcome a fundamental difference between the constituent disciplines: neuroscience is primarily concerned with understanding how the brain works; whereas education attempts to…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Education, Brain, Training
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Snow, Catherine E. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
Methodological ingenuity and deep knowledge of expected development are combined by Immordino-Yang to produce an enlightening analysis of 2 hemispherectomized youths. Specific lessons to be drawn from her article include the following: the limitations of anatomy in predicting function; the need for educators to understand fully the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Anatomy, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Psychological Studies
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Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
From the pragmatists to the neo-Piagetians, development has been understood to involve cycles of perception and action--the internalization of interactions with the world and the construction of skills for acting in the world. From a neurobiological standpoint, new evidence suggests that neural activities related to action and perception converge…
Descriptors: Models, Goal Orientation, Brain, Sociocultural Patterns