Neuroscience and education: myths and messages

  title={Neuroscience and education: myths and messages},
  author={Paul A. Howard-Jones},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • P. Howard-Jones
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Education
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
For several decades, myths about the brain — neuromyths — have persisted in schools and colleges, often being used to justify ineffective approaches to teaching. Many of these myths are biased distortions of scientific fact. Cultural conditions, such as differences in terminology and language, have contributed to a 'gap' between neuroscience and education that has shielded these distortions from scrutiny. In recent years, scientific communications across this gap have increased, although the… 

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