Brain Anatomy 101

Brain Anatomy 101

Dr. John Campbell [ Neurogenesis ] Basically the brain is in three areas. The brain stem, the cerebellum and the cerebrum. The brain stem controls autonomic functions such as blood pressure, cardiac activity and respiration. The cerebellum controls automatic learned functions such as writing, walking and riding a bike. The cerebrum is the upper part of the brain and makes up the cerebral

Working Memory

Working Memory

Peter Doolittle [ Neurogenesis ] So yesterday, I was out in the street in front of this building, and I was walking down the sidewalk, and I had company, several of us, and we were all abiding by the rules of walking down sidewalks. We’re not talking each other. We’re facing forward. We’re moving. When the person in front of me slows down.

Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson [ Neurogenesis ] What I want to do here if I could is share with you a very simple yet powerful method grounded in neuroscience for turning passing experiences into lasting structure useful structure inside our brain in other words turning experiences into the happiness or the resilience or the other inner strikes that we really want inside ourselves I sort

Successive Relearning

Successive Relearning

 Katherine Rawson [ Neurogenesis ] I have two basic points I’d like to talk about today. The first concerns why it’s important to make sure that students are well equipped to effectively regulate their own learning outside of the class and the second point — the one I’ll be focusing on primarily — is that Successive Relearning arguably is the most important

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity

Barbara Arrowsmith Young [ Neurogenesis ] I want to share a little secret, which I hope will not be a secret by the end of the talk. I am truly, madly, deeply passionate about the human brain. Science has taught us that our brain shapes us, that it makes us uniquely who we are. And if we think about our brain, it has

Recall Testing

Recall Testing

Henry Roediger [ Neurogenesis ] Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III rose to prominence with his studies of why and how people develop False Memories. He received his Doctorate from Yale University and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ten Benefits of Testing Retrieval aids later retention. Testing identifies gaps in knowledge. Testing causes students to learn