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Inner Space: The Brain, Stress, and Learning

Name of Event: NADE Conference 2014
Place of Event: Dallas, Texas
Date of Event: March 6, 2014
Title of breakout or keynote address: Inner Space: The Brain, Stress, and Learning
Name(s) and Affiliation of Speaker(s): Janet N. Zadina, Tulane University School of Medicine
What were some sample outcomes of the project or instructional strategies?:

The goal of the session was to identify what factors hinder learning in students suffering from chronic stress and/or trauma. Then, we discussed instructional practices that could support learning in students suffering from stress.

What were some important elements or characteristics of the project or instructional strategies?:

Most of the work hinged on research in neuroscience on brain plasticity and the impact of anxiety on prefrontal brain activity. The instructional practices included visualization of success, means of changing perspective, the ability to teach what is happening in your brain as a means of developing more self-efficacy in learning, and how to prevent cognitive overload.

Are there any outstanding names in the research that were referred to in the workshop? Please list.:

She referenced her own research: www.brainresearch.us


Reported by: Rosie Banks
rbanks@ccc.edu

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