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Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

The field of cognitive neuroscience has grown as technological advances make non-invasive measurement of human brain activity more accessible. In the new textbook, Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Associate Professor of Psychology Scott D. Slotnick provides the … Continue reading

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BPL talk by Peter Gray

Boston College research psychologist Peter Gray,¬†author of Free to Learn, will give a talk on “The Biology of Education: How Children Learn Through Self-Directed Play and Exploration” on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Johnson Conference … Continue reading

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The instrinsic value of the arts

Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner has co-authored a new book that looks at the impact of arts education and its connection to fostering skills for innovation. In Art for Art’s Sake? The Impact of Arts Education, Winner and co-authors Thalia … Continue reading

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The need to go out and play

The importance of free, unstructured play is woefully underestimated by parents and educators, according to a new book by Boston College developmental¬†psychologist Peter Gray. In his book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children … Continue reading

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