Can the degree of synaptic plasticity be altered by environmental factors such as diet and exercise?
`There is no neuroscience based research supporting any supplements, but good news is that unless someone is very deprived of basic nutrition, the brain will throughout life respond with neuroplastic boosting of any neural networks e.g. memory or skills that are ACTIVAT... Read more » `
`There’s solid evidence that portable EEG systems—even inexpensive systems designed for the videogame market—are comparable to medical-grade systems. Our group at Macquarie University have demonstrated this for visual paradigms, examining the neural signature for face recognition (de Lissa et al., 2015), as well as auditory paradigms, examining conscious and subconscious attention (Badcock et al., 201... Read more » `
I have a question. What's a good way for us to connect with students (outside of just the students we teach) to encourage them to use effective learning strategies?
`Agree with this a challenge. When it can be worked out during a one or two-day workshop I do for teachers professional development, I enjoy doing presentations for the students themselves or ones for paren... Read more » `
Here's the TED talk by Joshua Foer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PoUg7jXsA) about learning the memory palace and competing in the big memory competition. He's the journalist who wrote Moonwalking with Einstein. `