why writing by hand makes kids smarter

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Writing by hand creates much more activity in the sensorimotor parts of the brain, researchers found

October 1, 2020 / Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Summary:New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. At the same time, schools are going more and more digital, and a European survey shows that Norwegian children spend the most time online of 19 countries in the EU.

Professor Audrey van der Meer at NTNU believes that national guidelines should be put into place to ensure that children receive at least a minimum of handwriting training.

Results from several studies have shown that both children and adults learn more and remember better when writing by hand.

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“PRESENCIÉ UN ASOMOBRO MARAVILLOSO” – NIÑOS EN AFGANISTÁN RECIBEN LOS PRIMEROS LIBROS

“Sé que los libros, especialmente los libros para niños, imparten sabiduría, expanden la imaginación, fomentan la empatía y la aceptación y además inspiran. Quiero dar uno de los primeros grandes pasos en Afganistán para sustituir la cultura de las armas y la violencia con la cultura de los libros, los cuentos y el aprendizaje.”

https://idriesshahfoundation.org/…/presencie-un-asombro-mar…


The synchrony between neurons in different brain hemispheres could aid behavioral adaptation

In order to survive and thrive, humans and other living organisms must continuously acquire new strategies to adapt their behavior to changing environments. Past studies suggest that the synchronization between different brain cells could create flexible brain states that facilitate behavioral adaptation to different situations.

Organisms have often been found to exhibit rhythmic neural activity that simultaneously occurs in different parts of the brain in a synchronized fashion. However, neuroscientists have not yet been able to determine whether this synchronized activity is important for specific brain functions or is merely a by-product of the way in which brain circuits are organized.

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Uma criança saudável é espontânea, barulhenta, inquieta, emotiva e colorida

Elas são livres, almas puras que tentam voar, não ficar de canto, amarradas ou com algemas.

Uma criança não nasce para estar sentada, vendo televisão ou brincando com o tablet. Uma criança não quer estar calada o tempo todo.

Elas precisam se mexer, explorar, encontrar novidades, criar aventuras e descobrir o mundo que as rodeia. Elas estão aprendendo, são esponjas, brincalhonas natas, caçadoras de tesouros, terremotos em potencial.

Elas são livres, almas puras que tentam voar, não ficar de canto, amarradas ou com algemas. Não as façamos escravas da vida adulta, da pressa e da escassez de imaginação dos mais velhos.

Não as apressemos ao nosso mundo de desencanto, potencializemos a sua capacidade de se surpreender. Precisamos garantir que tenham uma vida emocional, social e cognitiva rica de conteúdos, de perfumes de flores, de expressão sensorial, de alegrias e de conhecimentos.

O que se passa no cérebro de uma criança quando brinca?

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Subhash Kak: ‘It is wrong to assume that consciousness is just a computation’

 

 

 

 

 

Subhash Kak, who was recently awarded the Padma Shri for science & engineering-technology, says India needs to move from rote learning to critical thinking. Each generation needs to reinvent itself, says the Regents professor emeritus, Oklahoma State University, US, whose research covers the fields of neural networks, cryptography and quantum computing.

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Artificial Intelligence System Learns the Fundamental Laws of Quantum Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artificial Intelligence can be used to predict molecular wave functions and the electronic properties of molecules. This innovative AI method developed by a team of researchers at the University of Warwick, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Luxembourg, could be used to speed-up the design of drug molecules or new materials.

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Educar las emociones y no solo el intelecto: una idea con frutos a largo plazo

Hace casi tres años que formo parte del equipo de redacción de Psyciencia y uno de los primeros artículos que escribí fue precisamente en torno a este tema: las emociones y el intelecto comprendido bajo el prisma de la acepción popular, que involucra el razonamiento lógico y las habilidades de lectoescritura, por ejemplo.

Personalmente, considero que uno de los principales avances de la psicología en las últimas décadas ha sido su interés enfatizado en los efectos a largo plazo de la educación emocional, así como la puesta en marcha de programas centrados en el fortalecimiento de las habilidades para la vida. Es inspirador y muy valioso ver que este interés no solo se mantiene sino que se acentúa con los años, y que existen cada vez más datos a favor de una educación integral.

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