Neuroscience and Learning

I have recently been looking at research calling for nuroscientists, psychologists and teachers to work more closely together to improve and specifically target learning and teaching. There are some interesting developments going on with brain imaging technology and research into dyslexia and dyscalulia. Neuroscientists believe that with further research they can identify how teachers can better support those pupils and correct the fault with brain wiring.

I have also been looking at neuromyths – the idea of left and right brain and innovations such as Brain Gym. Recent reports in the press have also highlighted recent research in to the benefits of Brain Training software – another neuromyth.

Reading around this subject has certainly intrigued me to finding out more and possibly participating in some research of my own.