There is a lot of attention being given lately to neuroplasticity and its implications for teaching and learning. Neuroplasticity refers to the ability of the brain to change in response to environmental influences. Scientists have known for a long time that the brain changes as we grow and develop, but new information about neuroplasticity has increased exponentially over the last 20 years and continues to advance rapidly.
- Be able to define the term neuroplasticity.
- Review and discuss research evidence that supports neuroplasticity.
- Participate in an experiment that illustrates the brain’s rapid ability to adapt to changes in sensory input and working memory
- Research the types of tools that can be used to study neuroplasticity and memory.
- Design their own experiment that illustrates the brain’s plasticity