Category Archives: Brain Science

Remembering

Remembering is vital. In fact, remembering is as important as learning itself. There’s no point in learning something if you forget it before you can put it to use. Yet research finds that people forget the majority of what they learn in workshops and classrooms. Typically, only 15% of what’s covered in a workshop ever […] Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Cultures

Effectiveness, Chief Learning Officer magazine, June 2013. This is the article as submitted; the printed version may vary. Most columnists in CLO magazine advocate something they’re sure of. This column is different: it’s about an issue I’m not at all sure of but I think it important and would enjoy getting your opinion.   In 1959, British […] Continue reading

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Book review: Now You See It

Among the prizes I’ll be passing out at my webinar on Making Learning Stick on April 30: Cathy Davidson’s profound book on attention, Now You See It Continue reading

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The Divided Mind on RSA

The last three minutes of this RSA Animate on using your whole brain rather than favoring one hemisphere is sheer poetry. One inspiration after another, staccato, overloaded by circuits. My mental movie was nodding in agreement. Yes, yes, yes, right, right on, of course, yes, yes, right, yes. Start here and then go back to […] Continue reading

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Don’t you see it?

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. Davison, a polymath professor at Duke. 2011. 292 pages. $11.68 (paperback) on Amazon. Her blog.           I finished reading Cathy Davidson’s Now You See It yesterday afternoon. It is brilliant. […] Continue reading

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Simple Brain Map

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Use Your Brain

At Online Educa, I chaired a session on neuroscience and learning, Here’s a synopsis from Online Educa’s News Portal. “Use Your Brain!” – Neuroscience and Education Neuroscientists are progressing rapidly in their research into areas highly relevant to education. Educators … Continue reading

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