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The Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning


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Sources vii About the Authors xi Acknowledgments xvi Introduction xvii PART ONE An Overview of the Brain 1. How Our Brain Constructs Our Mental World 3 Richard Restak 2. Mirrors in the Mind 12 Giacomo Rizzolatti, Leonardo Fogassi, and Vittorio Gallese 3. Alphabetized Entries from How to Explain a Brain 20 Robert Sylwester PART TWO The Brain in the Classroom: The Brain-Based Learning Debate 4. Neuroscience and Education 33 Usha Goswami 5. In Search of . . . Brain-Based Education 51 John T. Bruer 6. Learning Not by Chance: Enrichment in the Classroom 70 Marian C. Diamond and Janet Hopson 7. Mind and Brain 89 John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking PART THREE The Thinking Brain: Memory, Cognition, and Intelligence 8. Learning and Remembering 109 Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Uta Frith 9. Who Owns Intelligence? 120 Howard Gardner 10. The Balance Theory of Wisdom 13 Robert J. Sternberg 11. Remembrance of Emotions Past 151 Joseph LeDoux PART FOUR The Feeling Brain: Emotional and Social Foundations 12. We Feel, Therefore We Learn: The Relevance of Affective and Social Neuroscience to Education 183 Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Antonio Damasio 13. Selections from Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers 199 Robert M. Sapolsky 14. The Effect of Violence and Stress in Kids' Brains 216 Ronald Kotulak PART FIVE The Learning Brain: Language, Reading, and Math 15. The Literate Brain 229 Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Uta Frith 16. Why Some Smart People Can't Read 242 Sally Shaywitz 17. What Happens in the Brain When Children Read 251 Patricia Wolfe and Pamela Nevills 18. Small Heads for Big Calculations 273 Stanislas Dehaene 19. Math Skills 301 James P. Byrnes PART SIX The Learning Brain: The Arts 20. The Brain and the Arts 331 David A. Sousa 21. The Role of the Arts in Transforming Consciousness: Education Is the Process of Learning How to Invent Yourself 359 Elliot W. Eisner 22. My Favorite Thing: Why Do We Like the Music We Like? 370 Daniel J. Levitin PART SEVEN The Exceptional Brain: When It Works Differently 23. Exploring Exceptional Brains 385 Eric Jensen 24. Selections from The Minds of Boys 405 Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens 25. The Great Continuum: Diagnosing Autism 413 Temple Grandin 26. Broken Mirrors: A Theory of Autism 435 Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Lindsay M. Oberman Glossary 445 Credit Lines 455

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Jossey-Bass is a leading educational publisher, whose books have been cited for excellence by major education associations--the American Educational Research Association, the National School Boards Association, and the American Educational Studies Association. The Jossey-Bass Education Reader series offers both the student and practitioner collections of vital information on various topics in education.


"This is a solid introduction to the subject for a general reader" (BookNews, 02/18/08)

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