May 2011

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  • Experience Counts: Development of the Brain - Part 2

    I just answered answered a question from Sue in Minneapolis, MN about the critical role of experience in the development of the brain (Part 1). For those of you who don't have time to read the whole post, want to share this information with colleagues or friends, or just don't love reading all that text check out this prezi we made on the same... 

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  • Teenagers and Cell Phones: Connected or Distracted?

    I took away my teenager's phone last weekend and she made it seem like I had destroyed her social life. She seems obsessed. What is the deal with teenagers and cell phones?

    Maria, New Mexico

    Think you can live for a week without your cell phone or the Internet? It's might be tough. But for your daughter, and many other... 

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  • Experience Counts: Development of the Brain - Part 1

    Dr. Dave, I just saw you speak last week. Can you explain again the role of "practice" and experience in brain development? I want to share this information with my kids!

    Sue, Minneapolis, MN

    Sue, Thanks for your question. As we discussed last week, the brain is an astounding three pound miracle and neuroscience has... 

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  • Children and Sleep: Tired Brains Suffer in School

    Hello! Is there any research that shows a time of day for learning, retention of information, and developing skills that is better than others? Are there certain groups of people that do better at certain times of the day or does it depend more so on the individual?

    At this facility, our morning classes are starting earlier and earlier. Over the past... 

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  • Internet Safety Videos

    You recently wrote a post about engaging youth in conversations about online safety and digital citizenship? Do you have any tips or resources on how to do this?

    - Monica, Toledo, Ohio

    This is a great question! Involving young people in this conversation can be as simple as asking what they are doing online and... 

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