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Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
In "A tale of two cases: Lessons for education from the study of two boys living with half their brains" (M. H. Immordino-Yang, 2007), I showed that Nico (missing his right cerebral hemisphere) and Brooke (missing his left) had compensated for basic neuropsychological skills to previously unexpected degrees and argued that the ways they had…
Descriptors: Interaction, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Methods, Neuropsychology
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Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
From the pragmatists to the neo-Piagetians, development has been understood to involve cycles of perception and action--the internalization of interactions with the world and the construction of skills for acting in the world. From a neurobiological standpoint, new evidence suggests that neural activities related to action and perception converge…
Descriptors: Models, Goal Orientation, Brain, Sociocultural Patterns
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Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen; Damasio, Antonio – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2007
Recent advances in neuroscience are highlighting connections between emotion, social functioning, and decision making that have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the role of affect in education. In particular, the neurobiological evidence suggests that the aspects of cognition that we recruit most heavily in schools, namely…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Patients, Educational Environment, Brain
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Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2007
In recent years, educators have been looking increasingly to neuroscience to inform their understanding of how children's brain and cognitive development are shaped by their learning experiences. However, while this new interdisciplinary approach presents an unprecedented opportunity to explore and debate the educational implications of…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Brain, Neuropsychology