Mind/Brain Myth-busters seminar is Friday-Saturday
Educators from the region have been invited Sept. 14-15 to examine popular myths and realities regarding "brain-based" teaching and learning. Consider whether the following are fact or fiction: Does the brain grow more neurons when we learn? Does exercise make you smarter? Are male and female brains different? The Mind/Brain Myth-busters seminar in the Student Union Conference Center will help those attending understand what is myth and what is real.
This seminar kicks off a new multidisciplinary mind/brain initiative at Minot State University. Eighteen faculty members attended the Learning and the Brain Conferences sponsored by the Harvard Mind, Brain and Education program and others during 2006- 2007. MSU faculty members, along with P-12 educators and experts from the community will provide information and interactive discussion on topics such as perception, attention, memory, motivation, emotion, reading, math, substance use/abuse, gender differences, sleep, exercise, left/right, nature/nurture and the like. If there is room not taken by paid registrants, MSU personnel or students may sit in, but meals are not included.
Seminar Schedule [pdf]