Vol. 31, Issue 33

Test Your Brain

Educational neuroscience is a new and rapidly changing field, and numerous myths have percolated up through the years, based on unsubstantiated studies, findings taken out of context, and plain old snake-oil salesmen. Neuroeducation researcher Paul Howard-Jones of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom found a majority of incoming teachers studied in that country had at least one misunderstanding about the brain and how it affects learning and instruction.

Try it out yourself: Decide which of the following statements is true or false.

Sources: Paul Howard-Jones, National Academy of Sciences, OECD Center for Educational Research and Innovation

Design and Programming by: Chienyi Cheri Hung | Graphics by: Laura Baker | Reported by: Sarah D. Sparks

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