Books about Brain Science

There seem to be quite a few talks this year on brain science and how it relates to teaching… specifically math. The one I could attend in my schedule was Ed Laughbaum’s talk “Teaching Developmental Algebra Isn’t Brain Science. Wait… Yes it is.” Here is a link to Ed’s website, where I assume he will post the presentation. Ed had a fantastic list of references (some of which I have read and some that I have not… so it will be time to abuse my Amazon.com account again): On Intelligence by J. Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee (2004) Wider than the sky: The phenomenal gift of consciousness by G. Edelman (2004) The first idea: How symbols, language and intelligence evolved from our primate ancestors to modern humans by Greenspan & Shanker (2004) How the Mind Works by S. Pinker (1997) The seven sins of memory: How the mind forgets and remembers by D. Schacter (2001) Minds, brains, and learning: Understanding the psychological and educational relevance of neuroscientific research by J. Byrnes (2001) Memory by Thompson & Madigan (2005) The power of mindful learning by E. Langer (1997) The mind and the brain: Neuroplasticity and the power of mental force by Schwartz & Begley (2003) The new brain: How the modern age is rewiring your mind by R. Restak (2003) This last one looks like one I will definitely have to...

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