Minds, Brains, and Learning: Understanding the Psychological and Educational Relevance of Neuroscientific Research / Edition 1

Minds, Brains, and Learning: Understanding the Psychological and Educational Relevance of Neuroscientific Research / Edition 1

by James P. Byrnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572306521

ISBN-13: 9781572306523

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Why should psychologists and educators study the brain? Can neuroscientific research advance our understanding of student learning and motivation? What do informed readers need to know to tell the difference between plausible applications of brain research and unfounded speculation? This timely volume considers the benefits of incorporating findings from cognitive

Overview

Why should psychologists and educators study the brain? Can neuroscientific research advance our understanding of student learning and motivation? What do informed readers need to know to tell the difference between plausible applications of brain research and unfounded speculation? This timely volume considers the benefits of incorporating findings from cognitive neuroscience into the fields of educational, developmental, and cognitive psychology. The book provides a basic foundation in the methodology of brain research; describes the factors that affect brain development; and reviews salient findings on attention, memory, emotion, and reading and mathematics. For each domain, the author considers the ways that the neuroscientific evidence overlaps with or diverges from existing psychological models. Readers gain skills for assessing the credibility of widely publicized claims regarding critical periods of learning, the effects of stress hormones on the brain, the role of music training in boosting academic performance, and more. Also elucidated are the possible neuroscientific bases of attention deficits, reading problems, and mathematical disabilities in children. The volume concludes by suggesting areas for future investigation that may help answer important questions about individual and developmental differences in learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306523
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Brain Development
Chapter 3: Memory
Chapter 4: Attention
Chapter 5: Emotion
Chapter 6: Reading
Chapter 7: Math Skills
Chapter 8: Conclusions
Glossary
References
Index

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