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The surprisingly logical mind of babies

Another fantastic TED talk…

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Your peripersonal space is part of you

I am still thinking in terms of children’s play and their use of found objects to create play narratives etc. Anyway, within that context… this is very interesting: Introducing their book, The Body has a Mind of Its Own, Sandra … Continue reading

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Information about the brain

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/ehceduc.html http://www.dana.org/ http://www.neuroguide.com/ http://neuro.med.cornell.edu/ http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html http://www.pbs.org/

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Movement is our brain’s defining property

“Movement in all of its wondrous manifestations is our brain’s defining property. Adults should thus similarly draw parallels between a child’s movement activities and the cognitive processes that regulate them. Adolescent movement becomes more skilled and consciously goal directed, so … Continue reading

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Play is a state of mind, rather than an activity

Stuart Brown explains: “Play is a state of mind, rather than an activity. Remember the definition of play: an absorbing, apparently purposeless activity that provides enjoyment and a suspension of self-consciousness and sense of time. It is also self-motivating and … Continue reading

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The biological importance of play

“…play is a tremendously powerful force throughout nature. In the end, it is largely responsible for our existence as sentient, intelligent creatures.” ~ Stuart Brown (p.24) Explaining the importance of play, Stuart Brown describes play as “a force that has been … Continue reading

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Defining language – theory of mind

“[L]anguage is a system of communication that enables one to understand, predict, and influence the action of others. Inherent in this definition is a concept of theory of mind: if communication is instinctual rather than having a purpose, then it … Continue reading

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Neuroscience, ECE and play

In a Guest Editorial to the Early Childhood Education Journal, Stephen Rushton “examines neuroscience and its impact on the field of education. [He] intertwines research with basic principles of learning…. The four principles are: (1) the brain is uniquely organized; (2) … Continue reading

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Shedding new light on learning disorders

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/shedding-new-light-on-learning-disorders/  

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Neuroscience: implications for education and lifelong learning

I was just looking up the author of a paper on autism (Uta Frith) and found her page to be full of other relevant information (and freely available articles)….  Frith explains that she has “become increasingly interested in making neuroscience research … Continue reading

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