EDU PSYCH LAB

Educación, Psicología & Ciencia


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El cerebro cuenta + –

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La neurociencia evolutiva es un punto de encuentro entre la psicología evolutiva y la neurociencia. Mi campo de estudio siempre ha sido la psicología cognitiva, pero al tratarse del cerebro del niño siempre hemos de considerar la evolución de este maravilloso órgano durante los primeros años de vida. La neurociencia evolutiva nos permite saber un poquito más sobre el funcionamiento del cerebro a través de registros conductuales y técnicas de neuroimagen. – ¿Por qué resulta tan interesante desde el punto de vista de la psicología? La neurociencia nos permite comprender y explicar algunos fenómenos que se producen en el cerebro y que suponen el origen de una determinada (dis)función a nivel cognitivo, que es lo que yo en este caso puedo medir/observar. Con esto no pretendemos decir que cada vez que se produce una dificultad tenga que existir en una disfunción, pero si es cierto que cuando nos encontramos con dificultades muy pronunciadas “conocer de dónde vienen” es crucial para desarrollar programas de enriquecimiento a medida, útiles y eficaces.

Lo bonito del cerebro del niño es el increíble potencial de mejora que posee; se pueden hacer cosas increíbles para mejorar.

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50 ideas para un mundo mejor

¿Han imaginado alguna vez un mundo mejor?

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Si la respuesta es sí, entonces quizás no se aburra leyendo lo siguiente. Si la respuesta es no, por favor no siga, o se encontrará con una decepción tras otra.

Con una pregunta sencilla comenzó todo, y con una idea; la idea también es simple:
“Si yo tengo una manzana y tú tienes otra y las compartimos, ambos seguimos teniendo una manzana. Pero, si yo tengo una idea y tú tienes otra idea y las compartimos, entonces ambos tenemos dos ideas”. (No es mía, es de George Bernard).

Así comenzó una conferencia en Estrasburgo que dio lugar a una explosión de ideas, algunas de ellas recopiladas en este espacio. Sigue leyendo


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Creative Thinking, Innovation and “that” MindSet

Visnes, Rogaland (Norway)

Psychology, Education & Business

– Are you talking about cognitive processes or business?
Both!
– What do you mean?
What´s inside their minds when they try to innovate?
– How many years have you been abroad?
Twelve days! (but in Visnes…)
– Do you want to talk about inventions? I wasn´t looking to that direction…
Yes, because we should look where nobody is looking to see what others aren´t seeing! – Right?
– Are you talking about education or economical growth?
I´m talking about unlocking creative potential in people´s minds!
– Do you mean regard this process as other cognitive processes?
I mean, how would be if we train, develop and improve the mindset and skills behind innovation from a very early age at schools or … later on in life.
– How do you pretend link “all this” with number cognition and planning skills?

– We have proved, and we actually have evidence that number cognition is linked with the executive brain, which involves higher order tasks such as reasoning and decision making… We send information from the frontal lobes to the back of the brain all time, involving “higher-and-lower-level-processing” and so through this interaction, we represent the world and we transform things in something new; imagination.

Companies are like brains!

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From Literature to Life/ De la Literatura a la Vida

“El lenguaje es una herramienta para pensar, imaginar y acabar siendo. Las experiencias personales, la cultura y las reglas bajo las cuales dictamos nuestro comportamiento son para el lenguaje alas; alas para volar en un mundo propio dónde transcurre nuestra existencia. Eso todo en conjunto eres TÚ”.

“The language is a tool for thinking, imagining and ends up in being. Personal experiences culture and rules that dictate our behavior are wings for the language. Wings for flying in an own world where our existence elapses; All together shapes who you/we are”

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Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals: Serbian, English, Spanish & Italian

I met Lena two years ago in Tetovo, Macedonia (Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia); we spent 10 days together collaborating in “a fascinating project”. – Lena speaks perfectly four languages! Serbian, English, Spanish and Italian…

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I remember her as a very good communicator, highly respected and trusted and with an extraordinary ability to build relationships. I was fascinated with her ability to speak Spanish; of course, she is bilingual in Serbian and English. I couldn´t believe during those 10 days that she´d taught herself Spanish (and today I discovered that she also speaks Italian). Speechless!

I enjoyed a lot reading Lena´s opinion; I found the perfect “polyglot example”. She told me once “you have to listen to a language as music

Today, she mentioned stories, drawings, songs, lyrics, her teacher´s personality, the constructive part of learning as a tool to rediscover oneself and how ditching perfectionism helps on the process.

It was inspiring to read her messages… giving feedback about what she understood, participating, asking questions for clarification and always listening what others want to say or express; I´m bringing back memories – Tetovo!

Each time my inbox gets these reminders; I am flooded with nice memories. It´s very exciting to see how people that one day you met, and with who you spent valuable time are doing great things with their lives. It doesn´t matter how many years have passed by, projects create and an amazing connection between people which is difficult to explain through words.

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Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals: Mi experiencia

If you read Edupsychlab.org, you will find out two things at first sight, especially if English is your mother tongue. First, you will notice that I am an adult, probably a woman (due to my expression) and then, you will realize that English is not my first language. So, it´s true! – A few months ago, I started to study myself; the way how I process an opaque language (English) and how it affects to the way I process and learn information in this language and others.

Bilingualism: Is Galician Language reigning in my brain?

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“Las Mariscadoras” de Luis Seoane (Buenos Aires) http://www.galiciaunica.es

Due to the geographical situation of my Home Town, between two countries and where two official languages are recognized, I am bilingual and I´ve been instructed in a 50%- 50% balance.

Nevertheless, I suppose that this condition is almost impossible, it seems like one language needs to be the “queen”.

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Infographic: Memory & Learning

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Over the time, we are changing the way we interact with information. This infographic was designed as an introduction to Memory (in Cognitive Psychology); it supposes that our brains process 60.000 times faster visual information than text-based information (what psychologists call “the pictorial superiority effect”, 1976).

I´ll try to introduce video infographics in the classroom…  🙂 Have a nice day!