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Comprendre le cerveau : naissance d'une science de l'apprentissage. Résumé | Table des matières | Comment obtenir cette publicationUn abécédaire du cerveau | Sites web Résumé Après vingt ans d’un travail de pointe en neurosciences, la communauté éducative prend conscience du fait que « comprendre le cerveau » peut indiquer de nouvelles voies de recherche et améliorer politiques et pratiques éducatives.

Comprendre le cerveau : naissance d'une science de l'apprentissage

Ce rapport constitue un panorama synthétique de l’apprentissage informé par le fonctionnement cérébral, et soumet des thèmes cruciaux à l’attention de la communauté éducative. Il ne propose pas de solutions simplistes, ni ne prétend que la neuroscience ait réponse à tout. En revanche, il constitue un état des lieux objectif des connaissances actuelles au carrefour des neurosciences cognitives et de l’apprentissage ; il indique également des pistes à explorer, et liste des implications politiques pour la prochaine décennie.

Résumé entiere Table des matières Partie I : Le cerveau apprenant1. Comment obtenir cette publication Un abécédaire du cerveau Sites web: My Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Applet. Just paste the text you want to read in the text area, set the words per minute, place the cursor in the text where you want the reading to begin, and then click the Start button. Click the button again to stop reading the text. This applet can also be run standalone as a regular application if you download it and execute it with this command: java -jar MyRSVP.jar. It can also be launched via Java Web Start from this link. The source can be downloaded in this zip file,, and is licensed under a BSD style license.

[Back] The Dyscalculia Forum - News. MSNBC's Redtape Chronicles wrote up an article on dyscalculic consumers, concluding what we already know - dyscalculics without the proper education have a hard time in adult life.

The Dyscalculia Forum - News

"Dyscalculics often can't count change", said Professor Brian Butterworth, of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, and perhaps the world's leading dyscalculia expert. They don't understand interest calculation or exchange rates. By the time they become adults, they are so insecure about numbers that they frequently cede all money issues to others, a recipe for disaster. "Unfortunately, there have been no studies that I know of, looking into the vulnerability of dyscalculics as consumers," Butterworth said. "It would be a valuable addition to this area. " On his website,, there's an interview with successful author Paul Moorcraft, who managed to hide his disorder from everyone until he "came out" with the problem at age 55. Universal Design, Dyscalculia, and Learning. Newton’s Laws and Universal Design for Learning This website contains a universally designed high school physics lesson on Newton’s Laws of Motion, meaning that it includes multiple means of representation , expression , and engagement for accessing a the lesson in response to the different tasks of the brain, namely recognition , strategic , and affective tasks (Rose et al., 2002) .

In particular, the lesson will be focused on meeting the needs of a dyscalculic learner in the class, while still meeting the needs of the other students taking part in the physics lesson. Designs specific to the learner with dyscalculia are developed in part based on previous research into the learning characteristics of students with this disability. For more information about Universal Design, also go to the CAST website . Scroll down this page to see the layout of the website. Special thanks to Tara Trent for providing me with one of her physics lessons. The Brain, Math, and Dyscalculia. Parts of the Brain Important to an Understanding of Dyscalculia Intraparietal Sulcus: The right intraparietal sulcus, located in the parietal lobe, is a small fissure or valley in the brain.

This furrow is said to help the mind visualize spatial images. In people with dyscalculia, this part of the brain is unusually short and shallow. In addition, a french team of researchers has measured abnormal pulses in this part of the brain in dyscalcuics (Pearson, 2003). The left intraparietal sulcus is part of the left parietal lobe. Regarding specific math tasks, the middle part of the intraparietal sulcus activates solely during a subtraction problem, while a second region activates during both subtraction and phonemic tasks, indicating that number processing relies on both verbal and nonverbal understanding of numbers (Shalev, 2003). FUN FACT: Albert Einstein reportedly had extremely large areas of cortex associated with spatial imagery, including the parietal lobe (Pearson, 2003).

Brain-math-750_1128404a. The Mathematical Brain.