In the almost 30 years since its discovery, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans have become the tool of choice for people who study the brain. While fMRI is a powerful new tool, the way we are using it is also problematic.
Dr. Greg Gage is a neuroscientist, biomedical engineer, co-founder of Backyard Brains, and TED Fellow. He spent many years as an electrical engineer designing retail systems before returning to grad school to pursue his passion for neuroscience.
We love our tech. Most of us in the learning profession pride ourselves on being comfortable with technology. Whenever a new tool is available, we’re ready to give it a try, eager to adopt the latest way to help people learn.
I can’t believe that only three years ago we launched our blog with about 65 subscribers, most of them friends and family I “volunteered” to become our first subscribers. Today, we’re growing every day, with folks joining our learning science community from all over the world.
Wally was my friend, my playmate, and my favorite dog. While it is typically frowned upon to admit to having a favorite amongst your human children, as a “pet parent,” I hope you will not be offended if I admit that Wally was my favorite.
While your body and your conscious mind appear to zone out during sleep, your brain is still very active, and doing some amazing things.
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Margie teaches people how to design and deliver training that is compelling, memorable and immediately useful by applying the latest discoveries from the converging fields of learning science. The author of “Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience” believes that if you understand how the brain works you can become a better teacher, trainer, leader, spouse or parent and have more fun doing it. Margie is the Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo and hosts a Top Ten podcast on the science of learning.
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