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Blanchette Sarrasin, Jérémie; Riopel, Martin; Masson, Steve – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
Previous studies have revealed that "neuromyths," which are misconceptions about the brain, show a high prevalence among teachers in different countries. However, little is known about the origin of these ideas; that is to say, the sources that may influence their presence among teachers. This research aims to identify the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Brain, Misconceptions, Teacher Attitudes, Incidence
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Nenciovici, Lucian; Brault Foisy, Lorie-Marlène; Allaire-Duquette, Geneviève; Potvin, Patrice; Riopel, Martin; Masson, Steve – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2018
Learning counterintuitive scientific concepts can be difficult for students because they often have misconceptions about natural phenomena that lead them to commit errors. Recent studies showed that students with advanced scientific training recruit brain regions associated with inhibitory control and memory retrieval to avoid committing errors…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Masson, Steve; Potvin, Patrice; Riopel, Martin; Foisy, Lorie-Marlène Brault – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2014
Science education studies have revealed that students often have misconceptions about how nature works, but what happens to misconceptions after a conceptual change remains poorly understood. Are misconceptions rejected and replaced by scientific conceptions, or are they still present in students' minds, coexisting with newly acquired…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Expertise, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts