Getting the Most from Your Brain

Getting the Most from Your Brain

$45.00Price

This follows on the basic structure, chemistry, and functioning of your brain covered in last semester's class; but the previous class is not required to profit from this course.  Here, we will consider a kind of "user's guide" to your brain based on current research, including:

  • How to keep it physically healthy and sharp
  • How to keep yourself safe given the immaturity of some structures of the adolescent brain
  • Understanding the sensation-seeking, risk-taking, and importance of peer relationships
  • The role of parents and other adult guides to keep yourself between the lines on the road
  • How to improve your attention and why you cannot multi-task (no one can!)
  • The importance of emotion to learning and memory
  • How your brain forms memory
  • How good teachers use current brain research to improve student learning

 

  • Minimum recommended age: 11
  • Instructor: Dr. Greg Richards
  • Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
  • 5 classes
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22,  March 1