This Neuroscientist Explains Why Today’s Kids Have Different Brains

Kids today have measurable, significant physiological differences from those of kids from a generation ago because of how drastically technology has changed the way everyone, including kids, finds and receives information. Many people in the technology industry are interested in developing technology that will help improve education, but tech experts often neglect to collaborate closely with teachers in the classroom. Improving this relationship between tech experts and teachers and ensuring robust communication can help make both of them more effective at helping children make the most of their brains? incredible neuroplasticity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everything you do, such as learning to juggle or play a musical instrument, changes the structure of your brain.
  • There needs to be more communication between programmers in Silicon Valley and educators, particularly those who work with special needs kids.
  • Kids need more opportunities to take what they have learned in school and find new ways to use it in their daily lives.

“Before his talk, Eagleman shared a little of his thinking with EdSurge about brain training, what educators need to know about neuroscience and his favorite jaw-dropping fact about the space between our ears.”

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