What if you are faced with a problem that is too hard to solve? Are you not smart enough to solve it? Or have you simply not solved it yet? Meet ClassDojo who helps children in an engaging way to … Continue reading
“Who cares if I pick up the rubbish on the floor? It does not mean anything!” The heart symbol consists, at least in most versions, of two equal halves. Many myths and legends are linked to the heart shape. A … Continue reading
With the cutting of the umbilical cord, a baby’s physical attachment to his mother ends. This first attachment provides a baby with everything he needs to thrive inside the womb. Warmth, and nourishment to the soothing sound of his mother’s … Continue reading
For some stunning images of our brain visit the gallery of the Human Connectome Project. New and exciting dimensions of our brain. Photo: Human Brain by dream designs
Brain Training Brain training exercise, fitness have been buzzwords the last decades. The idea that it is possible to train the brain steams from research that suggests that brain cells can continue to form throughout life. Our brain is plastic … Continue reading
A movie of the brain activity when someone is watching a movie. The right clip is a reconstruction of this movie from brain activity measured using fMRI.
Expanding Brain With experience, a child learns to recognise songs and tunes and after hearing a nursery song for the years, he may hear something that a child who is listening for the first time may not notice. A child’s … Continue reading
YouTube video about the brain with poetic words about the experience of consciousness from Jill Bolte Taylor.
Exercising the Body and Mind The term brain fitness is recently new and it refers to exercises that can improve a child’s learning. The idea is that just as a child can improve his overall physical fitness by exercising … Continue reading
Comparing If you compare a baby’s environment with a rat raised in a boring and solitary cage, the differences are apparent. Many people would not even consider making the comparison. But sometimes results from studies using rats in impoverished environments … Continue reading