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Learning Brain Memory and Brain Development in Children

ISBN-10: 0199917108
ISBN-13: 9780199917105
Edition: 2013
Authors: Torkel Klingberg
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Description: All learning takes place in the brain, and the key to a child's development is how its brain matures. But how can we take the step from knowledge of neurons to education? What is the cause of inattention, dyslexia, or dyscalculia? How does brain  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

All learning takes place in the brain, and the key to a child's development is how its brain matures. But how can we take the step from knowledge of neurons to education? What is the cause of inattention, dyslexia, or dyscalculia? How does brain maturation affect teenage behavior? These are all important questions to ask as many statistics suggest that levels of knowledge in children have stagnated and in some cases receded. The USA, Sweden, and several European countries are losing ground against Asian nations. International assessments of children's reading and mathematical skills are conducted at regular intervals, and in one such study, the United States ranked 15th in reading, math, and science, below all participating Asian countries. It's not surprising, then, if decision-makers have started to seek new solutions, and if their gazes have turned to neuroscience.Recently, there has been a surge of interest in the link between neuroscience and pedagogy, learning, and memory. The subject has been discussed in scientific papers and debate articles, at congresses and conferences the world over. Organizations, research centers, and journals have been created to deal exclusively with this issue. New methods now enable us to study how the infant brain develops and what occurs there during the learning process, and to identify the problems that cause learning difficulties.Drawing fom his and others research, and, in certain cases, stories and examples, Torkel Klingberg, a leading cognitive neuroscientist, shows how the brain is affected by genes, stress, physical exercise, and parental relationships. The result of his research,The Learning Brain,demonstrates how we can give our children and teenagers the best opportunities to learn and develop.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Being Unlucky When You Think: The Importance of Working Memory
Remembering What to Concentrate on
Why Do Students Daydream?
The Working Memories of the Nyn�shamn Children
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Children with Low Working Memories
The Growing Brain: How the Brain Develops and Matures
The Development of the Brain
The Brain Matures
Genes and the Brain
The White Matter
Through the Pyrenees by Motorbike: The Risk-Taking Teenage Brain
Risks and Rewards
Neuroscience and the Law
Now I Am Really Awake for the First Time Ever: Long-Term Memory
Children's Long-Term Memory
The Key to the Memory
Improving the Long-Term Memory
Mathematics, Memory, and Space
Counting Babies
Retaining Numbers in Working Memory
The Mnemonic Map
Mathematical Areas
Mathematics and Gender
Dyscalculia-Does It Exist?
Premature Birth and Dyscalculia
Training Programs
Reading, Dyslexia, and Problematic Relationships
Learning to Read
Reading Areas of the Brain and Dyslexia
Dyslexia: Genetics and Displaced Cells
Why the Problems Are Interconnected
Dyslexia Training and Neuroscientific Predictions
The Early Environment and Brain Development: The Importance of Stimulation and Engaged Parents
Stimulating Environments and Brain Development
The Role of Parents in Memory and Stress
Skydiving and Expectations: What Acute and Chronic Stress Do to Us
Stress Hormones and Nerve Cells
Social Stress
Chronic Stress
Cognitive Training, Memory Techniques, and Music
The Dream of the Perfect Memory
The Brain of a Memory Champion
Working Memory Training
The Art of Training
Can Everything Be Trained?
Music
Body and Soul
Jogging and the Brain
Intelligence and Infections
This Will Change Everything
Five Themes
A Schoolgirl of the Future
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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