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How can cognitive science inform the future of education? | Lindsay Portnoy

We have this dichotomy in the land of education whereby we have all of this beautiful research; we have decades, if not centuries, of research on how people learn — which is ultimately cognitive science. And then we have the applied practice of what is happening in schools. And there is a tremendous disconnect. We […]

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The Nervous System, Part 3 – Synapses!: Crash Course A&P #10

What’s 1000 times thinner than a piece of paper, more numerous in you than grains of sand on a beach, and proof that the smallest things can sometimes be the most powerful? I’m talking about the synapse — the meeting point between two neurons. If your neurons form the structure of your nervous system, then […]

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How mini-brains could revolutionise neuroscience | Masters of Science

In terms of computational power, the human brain far surpasses any animal in the animal kingdom. It’s what makes us special, but we still don’t understand how it arises, and so that’s what me and my lab were trying to figure out. The thing that makes our brains so special is the number of connections […]

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