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Jul 21

At the Movies



At the movies

In the movie Memento, Leonard is unable to remember what happened to him a few minutes ago due to brain injury. He had trouble learning new facts and events, which is a function of the hippocampus, the temporal lobes, and parts of the thalamus. The amygdala intensifies a memory by adding an emotional component to it.


 

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News

In case you get bored with the lazy days of summer and want to get a jump preparing for the coming school year, I added to Stuff4Educators a section called How to Study Better based on research from Harvard Medical School that highlights four science-backed ways towards better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter). Additionally, I posted a YouTube video under exercise from the Dana Foundation that won the Northwest Emmy award called Exercise and the Brain that explores the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning. Finally, some books that I have read this past year and found to be stimulating are listed.