Translating evidence from neuroscience into classroom practice can be problematic for many reasons (Howard-Jones, 2014). Findings from a lab setting may not always be transferable to a classroom. #ScienceOfLearning with @FutureLearn #learning #education #edutwitter
TIL that we mostly only use 10% of our brain is a neuro-myth. Our brain is always active. #learning #education #edutwitter
Another neuromyth: learning styles matter

An extensive review found that there were no clear implications for pedagogy arising from any existing models of learning styles (Coffield et al., 2004).

Despite the lack of evidence, the idea remains popular (Howard-Jones, 2014).
Neuromyth: Differences in hemispheric dominance (left brain, right brain) can help explain individual differences amongst learners.

The idea we use the left side of our brain in one task and the other side of our brain in another myth. #edutwitter #education #learning #brain
Neuromyth: Children are less attentive after sugary drinks and snacks.

The research linking sugar and attention is mixed at best (Mahoney et al., 2007), with some studies even showing benefits to attention. #edutwitter #education #learning #brain #Neuroeducation #neuroscience
Neuromyth: Learning problems associated with developmental differences in brain function cannot be remediated by education.

The brain is plastic (it can change) and studies have shown that education can help remediate both the behaviours and the brain function differences.
Within the subcortical region in the brain, there is the ‘reward system’. This has much to do with how we respond positively to (approach) a learning situation. The subcortical structures that play important roles are:

Hippocampus: laying down memory
Amygdala: emotional response
Often a neuromyth contains a kernel of truth, which may have been either misinterpreted or become distorted over time (Howard-Jones, 2014). For e.g., another very common neuromyth is that drinking less than 6 to 8 glasses of water a day can cause the brain to shrink. #neuromyth
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