How Neuroscience is Changing Teaching

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Everyone had a favorite teacher growing up, but did you ever wonder how that person got you excited about learning? Well, according to new neurological research, it might be because that teacher unknowingly tapped into your brain. Studies show when dopamine was released in the parts of the brain responsible for memory before a fact was taught, those pieces of information were remembered more easily.

John Gabrieli, neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks about these and other new results from neuroscience that are shaping the way educators teach.