Posts tagged brain

Language Learning

Your Brain On Storytelling: 3 Reasons Why Stories Help Us Learn Languages

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms,” the poet Muriel Rukeyser once stated. We are storytelling creatures. We use narrative to make sense of both ancient history and our daily experience. Every culture has its own set of stories…

February 19, 2013, by


Brains In The Cloud: The New Memory

If I think back to my primary school education, learning things by rote was a big thing: From multiplication tables to learning poems by heart, memorizing stuff seemed to be the name of the game. In high school it was…

July 17, 2011, by

Language Learning

What A Damaged Brain Can Tell Us About A Culture of Isolated Approaches

It has become common sense that we have two brains. Or to be more precise: two specialized parts of the brain. This understanding has become known as “brain lateralization” or “hemispheric brain function” All of this has become heavily popularized…

April 15, 2011, by


“Rescue the Princess”: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Social Media in the Generation Gap of Digital Natives & Immigrants

Working with students and teachers from all over the world in different timezones, I have recently stumbled upon the fact, that our sleeping patterns as “digital natives” might severely differ from those of earlier generations; Not only state, but also…

January 31, 2010, by