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I've just recently become a member, and I'd like to write a post at some point, but I do not have a notepad icon when I am logged in. How can I address this issue? Thanks, Judy

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Judith H. Van Alstyne on Jun 20, 2017 • 1 answer
Hi Judy, We have now granted you Contributor access, so you should be able to author and post articles. Looking forward to reading your contributions!
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Donna Lu on Jun 21, 2017

Can the degree of synaptic plasticity be altered by environmental factors such as diet and exercise?

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Marie-Elizabeth Barabas on Nov 18, 2016 • 1 answer
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 »
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Judy Willis on Nov 18, 2016

Are portable EEG devices allowing greater insight into how students learn?

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Austin X. Volz 万子豪 on Oct 11, 2016 • 2 answers
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 »
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Anne Castles on Oct 17, 2016

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?

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Yana Weinstein on Sep 20, 2016 • 3 answers
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 »
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Judy Willis on Sep 21, 2016

This question is mainly directed to Megan A Smith, but others should feel free to answer.

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Warren Raye on Sep 19, 2016 • 2 answers
Here's the TED talk by Joshua Foer ( about learning the memory palace and competing in the big memory competition. He's the journalist who wrote Moonwalking with Einstein.
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Megan A Smith on Sep 19, 2016