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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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Music and Neurodevelopmental Disorders — Pamela Heaton / Serious Science

It’s quite clear that there are both clinical and theoretical reasons for why it’s important to study music in developmental disorders. An obvious clinical application is therapy. Speech therapy often adopts aspects of music therapy, especially in trying to fine tune auditory processing and possibly extend memory in children developmental disorders. So there is a […]

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Physiology of emotion – Intro to Psychology

When we experience different emotions, different parts of our body respond differently. Many of the bodily systems involve the autonomic nervous system, which includes a sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. As you may recall from lesson three, the sympathetic nervous system is the arousal system. It readies the body for action, whereas the parasympathetic nervous […]

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Why does music get stuck in our heads? — Lauren Stewart / Serious Science

It’s actually a very difficult question to answer even though we’re now at the end of several years of work where we’ve been investigating tunes in the head. I would say quite honestly that we actually still don’t know why music comes into our heads in this involuntary way. Some people think that this phenomenon […]

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