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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

More brain research

Just a quick entry today, this came to me from elearnspace... An entry entitled What Other People Say May Change What You See which describes a New York Times article (What Other People Say May Change What You See).

In that article it "explains how people's perception is actually altered based on the input from others - as if there is a perceived cost of going against group/other's standing views." It continues by saying "tightly linked to this type of brain-based research is a growing understanding of how people collaborate and behave in cooperative environments."

On another blog, Learning Redefined, another entry appeared titled "The Battle of the Brains" which detailed the two sides of the brain, their functions and how tobe competitive in today's world both sides of the brain need to be developed (or need to flourish, as they say in the entry).

Like I said in my previous post (see Brain Research), there is so much that we don't know about the brain yet, but as we begin the process of uncovering some of these mysteries, how do these new relevations affect teaching in the classroom?

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