NSCI 10
Neuroscience of Learning Winter 2024

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An interactive and collaborative exploration of what neuroscience research reveals about how the brain learns and what factors can be influenced to facilitate successful learning. Topics include the neuroscience of attention, emotion, understanding, memory, and executive functions. Emphasis will be on the neuroscience itself with opportunities for students to make connections to their own learning processes and strategies. Students will create and teach (to fellow classmates) a presentation/lesson that incorporates strategies they develop, based on the neuroscience of learning, regarding a topic they select.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1232
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Presentation(s)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: None
Unit Notes: Dr. Judy Willis combined her 15 years as a board-certified practicing neurologist with ten subsequent years as a classroom teacher to become a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning. She has written nine books and more than 200 articles. Paul Willis, M.D., Williams '71, will add additional instruction on topics of his expertise from his years neurology practice and lecturing.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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