Education and the social brain

  title={Education and the social brain},
  author={M. Lieberman},
  journal={Trends in Neuroscience and Education},
  • M. Lieberman
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Trends in Neuroscience and Education
  • The study of the social brain offers a number of opportunities for enhancing classroom education. This review focuses on the mentalizing network, a set of brain regions that support thinking about the thoughts, feelings, and goals of others. This network typically competes with brain regions supporting analytical thought and memorization. Rather than treating classroom learning and socializing as antithetical to one another, this paper suggests our natural social tendencies can be leveraged to… CONTINUE READING
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