At the risk of possibly repeating myself, I like anthologies. Collections, for me, combine breadth-in-general with depth-in-specific: the range of items in an anthologies gives me an idea of the scope of some field, and the individual items provide a potentially engaging level of detail.
That’s why I look forward to things like the current edition of the Brain Blogging Carnival, whose 40th edition is hosted at Brain Blogger. Some of the items that Shaheen Lakhan highlights:
There’s also a link to a post at SharpBrains, an interview with Lee Woodruff (wife of Bob Woodruff, a reporter who suffered traumatic brain injury in Iraq).
Give your own brain a break from pondering the merits of Twitter: go to a carnival. (And by the way, we’ll have a new edition of the Working/Learning carnival later this month… if you haven’t taken part yet, think about doing so. And if you’re interesting in hosting a future edition, let me know. It’s cheap, it’s a short-term commitment, and (as Bob Dole said of the vice-presidency) it’s inside work with no heavy lifting.
2 thoughts on “Brains and blogs”
I was just in Dallas and got a tour of the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health. They are doing some fascinating research on the aging brain, and you can even get a brain scan that shows how your brain is working now, as a baseline for maintaining health as you get older. No, I didn’t get one…yet!
Ann, I keep coming back to neuroscience and cognitive psychology to remind myself of the foundation for all the teaching / learning strategies (and fads).
We know a lot more than we used to, although one of the things we know is how little we know. Our models are imperfect and lead us in tangential directions. But only by getting lost and figuring out that we’re lost do we eventually figure out where “lost” is, and then we’re not so lost…