Top 5 Behind the Paper posts for 2019

​2020 will be a great year for discovering more about the brain and how it learns and here are the Top 5 most viewed Behind the Paper posts for 2019

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Here are the Top 5 'most viewed' Behind the Paper posts for 2019

1  Terrence Sejnowski reached first place for: Lessons from Neuroscience. He reflected on his vision to transform the educational system and shared what he learnt about developing the free MOOC - Learning How to Learn.

2  Eveline De Zeeuw placed second for: Socioeconomic status, genes and educational achievement. She described how genetic and environmental factors might affect educational inequality.

3  James Cousins runs third for: Can naps make up for lost sleep in adolescent learners? Michael Chee led the research study investigating whether regular daytime naps are good for learning and memory.

4  Barbara Oakley is fourth for: Lessons from a basement studio. She told of her experiences mastering multimedia to create one of the world’s most popular massive open online courses.

And finally, Sophie Von Stumm's wonderful blog Why do some children perform better in school than others? is fifth. Here we learnt how genetic variants in DNA can play a part in a student's academic achievement!

Congratulations to all the npj Science of Learning Community authors who contributed their brilliant insights into the mind, brain and education space in 2019. 

2020 will be a great year for discovering more about the brain and how it learns. If you have a research study you would like to publish via the npj Science of Learning Journal or want to share your experiences with the npj Science of Learning Community, please contact us for more information!

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Gabrielle Ahern

Managing Community Editor, npj Science of Learning Community

I have developed an interesting portfolio of skills and experience in science communication and content creation. My qualifications include a BA (GU), BMarSt.Hon (UQ), CertIV in TESOL (ACC), GCertTertTLP (UOW) and a GCertJ (UQ). You're welcome to contact me, if you would like to join the Community and contribute a blog about the mind, brain or education space.