A great find by former student, Mary. Hi Mary!
“It’s just not being assessed. That’s the biggie,” she says. “If it’s not assessed, it tends to fall by a little because people are teaching to the test.”
Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger’s Reading Centre. “But handwriting seems, based on empirical evidence from neuroscience, to play a larger role in the visual recognition and learning of letters.
“This is something one should be aware of in an educational context,” she stresses.
In other words, those who learn to write by hand learn better.
Above, a sea slug, Aplysia. This image is from the Thornton Lab at the University of Oregon. (Are you recoiling? Are you not? What does that say about your neuroplasticity?)
Your Outboard Brain Knows All, Clive Thompson.
And…sigh…yet another indication that the internet/smart phones are rewiring our brains: Phantom Phone Vibrations.
Summary of new human-information processing skills
How Google is Changing Your Information-Seeking Behavior, Lab Soft News Blog.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? Nope!, Philip Davis
The above (Davis essay) is a response to this article in The Atlantic.
And, another anti-Carr response to the question about Google and our collective stupidity.
And, if you’re going to use Google, learn to really use it.
VS Ramachandran: Mirror Neurons
Norman Mailer vs Marshal McLuhan!
• Watch the video of Norman Mailer arguing with Marshal McLuhan
• Marshall McLuhan: talking about the medium is the message.
Just Remember This, by Michael Greenberg
More extensive links about neuroplasticity to come