Using Neuroscience to Impact Education

Using Neuroscience to Impact Education

Many parents and teachers find themselves dealing with children who struggle to learn in the classroom. While there are some modern-day factors that impact learning, such as technology, social media and diet, it is also important that educators and parents continue to update their methods and techniques based on research. Whether you enroll in neuroscience training or conduct some basic online research, you’ll find that understanding the brain better can, in turn, make you a more effective teacher.

Improve Listening Skills

Listening is not a natural ability, but a learned skill. Children who often struggle to follow directions or keep their facts straight may need to train the part of their brain the takes in and processes auditory information. Listening games and exercises that require the student to hear, hold on to and repeat information can help develop this area. Audiobooks are an easy and … Read more “Using Neuroscience to Impact Education”

3 Medical Imaging Facts

 

The medical industry continues to make advancements in technology, treatment and procedures. Medical digital imaging, for example, is the latest version of medical imaging. Imaging in the health care field allows medical professionals to view visual representations of a patient’s organs, bones and tissue.

Here are three medical imaging facts.

History

It is said that the first medical imaging technology was the CT scan. Godfrey Hounsfield is credited with the discovery as he and physicians at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1979 were amazed to see the rendering of a brain hematoma. In the early 1980s, medical professionals began adopting the MRI. Like computers, the original medical imaging machines were extremely expensive. Over time, though, these machines became more affordable, accessible and advanced. As engineers and medical professionals were still trying to figure out how to apply the discovery of CT scans and MRIs, it was mostly used for … Read more “3 Medical Imaging Facts”