The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore.
Eric H. Chudler Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D. Executive Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering; Research Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Box 354880 University of WashingtonSeattle, WA 98195-4880 email: email@example.com Ph.D., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1985 M.S., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1983 B.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980 This page was last modified on October 5, 2012. This web site focuses on neuroscience, the study of the nervous system.
When you’ve done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner. A drawing might not just be 'good', it might be 'incredible'.
Interested in finding out more? A comprehensive list of where to look next See the graphics currently available on the Brain Explorer Learn how brain cells communicate and how dysfunction of these systems can lead to brain disorders Explore the glossary terms currently available on this site Information on how many diseases and emotional disorders affect the brain
Dyslexia, or developmental reading disorder, is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal or above-average intelligence. This includes difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, processing speed, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, language skills/verbal comprehension, and/or rapid naming. Dyslexia is the most common learning difficulty and most recognized reading disorder. There are other reading difficulties that are unrelated to dyslexia. Dyslexia
Developmental dyspraxia Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) also known as developmental dyspraxia and clumsy child syndrome is a chronic neurological disorder beginning in childhood that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body. Up to 50% of those with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have DCD. It may be diagnosed in the absence of other motor or sensory impairments like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. Classification Developmental coordination disorder is classified in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a motor disorder, in the category of neurodevelopmental disorders. Signs and symptoms Various areas of development can be affected by developmental coordination disorder and these will persist into adulthood, as DCD has no cure.