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[Xmca-l] Re: New Book on Brain-Friendly Assessments is Here!



And here is one that looks to be more directly relevant to educational
neuroscience, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang. She is one of the keynote (early
career award) speakers at AERA this year. I'll paste the full details below.
Culture shapes brain shapes culture...?
-greg

AERA Early Career Award (2014) Lecture: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang,
University of Southern California


*Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: Applying Social Affective
Neuroscience to Development and Education*
Sunday April 19,  8:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Hyatt, West Tower - Gold Level - Regency C

Social emotions shape how we act, who we become, and how we experience our
own lives. But how? Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will present her research on
the neurobiology and psychology of admiration, compassion and inspiration,
including these emotions’ deep visceral roots in the feeling and regulation
of the body and consciousness, and their propensity to heighten one’s own
subjective sense of self-awareness and purpose. She will share findings
from her ongoing longitudinal study of these emotions among low-SES
adolescents from immigrant families in Los Angeles, and what the findings
reveal about how culture, family relationships, media use, exposure to
community violence and other factors shape the brain bases of emotional
experience, with implications for academic performance and life outcomes.

On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Helen Harper <helen.harper@bigpond.com>
wrote:

> Thanks very much Greg. This looks like a very interesting book
>
> regards,
> Helen
>
> > On 18 Mar 2015, at 3:58 am, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Helen,
> > This doesn't quite speak to your question of educational neuroscience,
> but
> > I find this to be an interesting take on brains and contexts:
> >
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/The-Encultured-Brain-Introduction-Neuroanthropology/dp/0262017784
> >
> > The authors of The Encultured Brain, Greg Downey and Daniel Lende, were
> > both trained as anthropologists and thus, compared to your average
> > neuroscientist, they have a little better grasp of the importance of
> > context. At the same time, as compared with your average anthropologist,
> > they appreciate the importance of understanding the biological brain.
> >
> > -greg
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 5:31 AM, Helen Harper <helen.harper@bigpond.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Thank you very much for this article Mike. You bring such clarity to
> this
> >> historical perspective. I laughed when I clicked on the youtube link!
> >> (thinking it was going to be some neuroscience thing).
> >>
> >> Your discussion of Bereiter and Engelmann is especially useful and
> timely
> >> for me to ponder, given that the Australian government is in the
> process of
> >> spending millions getting remote schools to do Direct Instruction (or
> some
> >> form of it anyway).
> >>
> >> i was also wondering, still on the 'brain-friendly' topic, if anyone has
> >> any writing specifically about 'brain-based learning' - and whether any
> of
> >> those 'brain-based' people ever have anything to say about learning in a
> >> social context? I want to know, does 'brain-based learning' represent an
> >> ideology in which learning is constructed as something that takes place
> >> entirely inside the brain of the individual, or have I missed something?
> >>
> >> Helen
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 17 Mar 2015, at 6:15 am, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Some relevant material here, Helen. Peter probably has a bunch more.
> >>>
> >>> I am afraid that back to the future is the way things are going. Very
> >> nice
> >>> when you like that past as your future, not so nice when you
> don't......
> >>> makes it seems like you want to ask, a la Pete Seeger and "where have
> all
> >>> the flowers gone," "when will they ever learn."
> >>>
> >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34
> >>>
> >>> mike
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Helen Harper <
> helen.harper@bigpond.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Speaking of which, can anyone point me to any recent sociocultural or
> >>>> cultural-historical-informed critiques of the current culture-free
> >> trends
> >>>> in educational neuroscience? I would be much obliged.
> >>>>
> >>>> Helen
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> On 16 Mar 2015, at 9:39 pm, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I think I'll send my brain along to one of these sessions!
> >>>>> Andy
> >>>>>
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>>> *Andy Blunden*
> >>>>> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Peter Smagorinsky wrote:
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> >>>>>>
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> >> object
> >>> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
> >>> <deficit.pdf>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> > Assistant Professor
> > Department of Anthropology
> > 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> > Brigham Young University
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Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
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