Friday, September 7, 2007
Mr.Fancy Pants tawkeen....or The Dark Side of the Rings of Uranus
drawing by marguerita
"We're kicking ass," Bush said to Vaile Tuesday, according the Herald, after the deputy prime minister inquired about his trip to Iraq.
Drawing on 15 years of fieldwork with baboons in the wild, the authors discuss how baboons understand themselves and their world.
In an era of translational science, researchers often find themselves in the mixed company of policy-makers, legislators, and educators looking for "evidence-based" practice.
That's how it was earlier this year in March, when a distinguished international group of neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists convened at the University of Chile in Santiago for the conference titled Early Education and Human Brain Development, which many Chilean ministers, educators, and scientists attended to learn how brain science might transform education.
On day one, however, it became clear that myths about brain-based pedagogy dominated participants' thinking.
The Chilean educators were looking to brain science for insights about which type of preschool would be the most effective, whether children are safe in child care, and how best to teach reading. The brain research presented at the conference that day was mute on these issues. However, cognitive and behavioral science could help.