The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children

Despite all our highly publicized efforts to improve our schools, the United States is still falling behind We recently ranked 15th in the world in reading, math, and science Clearly, needs to be done In The Learning Brain, Torkel Klingberg urges us to use the insights of neuroscience to improve the education of our children The key to improving education lies inDespite all our highly publicized efforts to improve our schools, the United States is still falling behind We recently ranked 15th in the world in reading, math, and science Clearly, needs to be done In The Learning Brain, Torkel Klingberg urges us to use the insights of neuroscience to improve the education of our children The key to improving education lies in understanding how the brain works that is where learning takes place, after all The book focuses in particular on working memory our ability to concentrate and to keep relevant information in our head while ignoring distractions a topic the author covered in The Overflowing Brain Research shows enormous variation in working memory among children, with some ten year olds performing at the level of a fourteen year old, others at that of a six year old More important, children with high working memory have better math and reading skills, while children with poor working memory consistently underperform Interestingly, teachers tend to perceive children with poor working memory as dreamy or unfocused, not recognizing that these children have a memory problem But what can we do for these children For one, we can train working memory The Learning Brain provides a variety of different techniques and scientific insights that may just teach us how to improve our children s working memory Klingberg also discusses how stress can impair working memory skydivers tested just before a jump showed a 30% drop in working memory and how aerobic exercise can actually modify the brain s nerve cells and improve classroom performance Torkel Klingberg is one of the world s leading cognitive neuroscientists, but in this book he wears his erudition lightly, writing with simplicity and good humor as he shows us how to give our children the best chance to learn and grow.
The Learning Brain Memory and Brain Development in Children Despite all our highly publicized efforts to improve our schools the United States is still falling behind We recently ranked th in the world in reading math and science Clearly needs to be done

  • Title: The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children
  • Author: Torkel Klingberg Neil Betteridge
  • ISBN: 9780199917105
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1 thought on “The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children”

    1. Interesting book. A bit tedious at times, not surprisingly, but worth working through. Fascinating consideration and discussion of the way that memory works and the way it contributes to various aspects of life. Also takes up pedagogical possibilities for those with poor working memory.

    2. Very interesting. A lot of information about how a child's brain learns in 147 pages, mostly in understandable language.

    3. 1. One problem is that when politicians, teachers, or the general public apply what they believe to be neuroscientific knowledge, it is often misunderstood.2. The general public seems as resistant to scientific knowledge as they are willing to spread misconceptions, such as that we only use ten percent of our brains, that men think with their left hemisphere while women think with both, and that creativity resides in the right side of the brain.3. long-term memory is the memory system that sto [...]

    4. Very interesting. Mostly focused on working memory. If you are looking for a practical book and advice on how to help your children in their learning, you might find this heavy on the neuroscience research advances. It does have advice and it clears some common misconceptions. If you do not enjoy reading about neuroscientific research you might find it heavy.

    5. I would split this book in two sections. The first half of this book is mostly descriptive on the topic of the child brain. The second half describes environmental factors in development, many I’ve read or heard of elsewhere.

    6. This was an interesting summary of current research on neuroscience as it applies to childhood cognitive development. I didn’t have any particular reason to read it other than that I saw it at a book fair and have recently read other books about the brain that I thought were interesting. Klingberg had a European perspective, although much of the research cited was from American studies as well. Many of the cognitive deficits mentioned (e.g ADHD, dyslexia) seem to be treatable by improving work [...]

    7. I found it dull at best. I knew if I tried to read the entire thing I wouldn't get far so I picked the two chapters that would apply to my situation with an infant (there were many chapters on teenagers and school learning etc. that I knew I wouldn't glean anything from at this juncture of my life). I honestly just didn't find the anectdotes and obscure references to brain anatomy helpful in my quest to help develop my infant's brain, cognition, memory, etc. It wasn't the kind of book I was look [...]

    8. For anyone who is interested in how the findings of neuroscience relate to education this is a must read. Up until about 1990 there were relatively few scientific studies of brain development. However with the advent of modern neuroscientific technology, the field has expanded exponentially. While many studies are cited, the book will be very understandable for people who have little related scientific background.

    9. Not just awesomesauce, but also totally readable for people who don't fancy themselves scientists or science readers. Highly recommended for anyone in education (teachers because it will be meaningful and useful; administrators, policy makers and elected "officials" of school systems because they generally don't know anything) or related fields.Reviewed at my blog (thanks, Netgalley): mclicious/2012/12/18/the-l

    10. useful research for pointing to ways that environmental / nurturing habits can help working memory function like musical training, cardiovascular activity and being licked a lot by your rat mom.

    11. This book is full of great information. However, the information is organized in a confusing manner making it hard for the reader to understand what the author is getting across.

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