WHAT DOES THE BRAIN HAVE TO DO WITH LEARNING?

Submitted by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps, Director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. There has been a lot of talk in recent years about “brain-based” learning, and the role neuroscience plays in education. It makes sense to think this way because when we learn cells grow, connect, disconnect, or…

THOUGHTS ON MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Submitted by Robert James Campbell, Ed.D., CPHIMS, CPEHR, Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University I am always taken aback when a student or colleague asks if I can teach them how to meditate their stress away using mindfulness meditation practices.  Immediately, I recall something my mentor once told me when I was involved…