Daily Archives: May 6, 2018

How we make emotional decisions

Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety. Since sons arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a … Continue reading

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Why we learn more from our successes than our failures

Study sheds light on the brain’s ability to change in response to learning If you’ve ever felt doomed to repeat your mistakes, researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory may have explained why: Brain cells may only learn from … Continue reading

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Core Principles of Waldorf Education

Waldorf education can be characterized as having seven core principles. Each one of them can be the subject of a life-long study. Nevertheless, they can be summarized in the following manner: Image of the Human Being: The human being in … Continue reading

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Cognitive training can reduce the rate of cognitive aging

The neural mechanisms underlying the restorative effects of cognitive training on aging brains remain unclear. To address this issue, we examined the relationship between changes in spontaneous brain activity and cognitive performance that occur after cognitive training. Participants were older adults who … Continue reading

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Waldorf education

Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. Its pedagogy emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of … Continue reading

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