Coronapod: 'A generational loss' - COVID's devastating impact on education
Despite the devastating loss of life caused by COVID-19, some researchers are arguing that the longest lasting impact of the pandemic will be on education. UN agencies calculate that more or less all school students on the planet - 1.6 billion - have faced an average of 4.5 months of school closures owing to the pandemic, the largest disruption to education in history. Teachers have been under immense pressure to keep their students happy and learning, but it is an uphill battle. In this episode of Coronapod, we discuss the research which might guide policymakers and teachers in their attempts to repair some of this d...
Source: Nature Podcast - May 30, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Springer Nature Limited Source Type: podcasts

BS 193 What does it mean to say "the Mind is Embodied?"
Join Dr. Campbell for her induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame on March 25 2022 In this month's episode of Brain Science I explore two big picture questions: What does it mean to claim that the Mind is "embodied?" and How does this change our understanding of our place in the world? The conversation was inspired by the book Out of the Cave: A Natural Philosophy of Mind and Knowing by Mark L Johnson and Donald M Tucker.This episode builds on several previous discussions of "embodied cognition" so it might be challenging to newer listeners. I have included a list of these earlier episod...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Embodiment Linquistics Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

BS 193 What doe it mean to say "the Mind is Embodied?"
Join Dr. Campbell for her induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame on March 25 2022 In this month's episode of Brain Science I explore two big picture questions: What does it mean to claim that the Mind is "embodied?" and How does this change our understanding of our place in the world? The conversation was inspired by the book Out of the Cave: A Natural Philosophy of Mind and Knowing by Mark L Johnson and Donald M Tucker.This episode builds on several previous discussions of "embodied cognition" so it might be challenging to newer listeners. I have included a list of these earlier episod...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Embodiment Linquistics Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

What does it mean to say "the Mind is Embodied?" BS 193
Join Dr. Campbell for her induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame on March 25 2022 In this month's episode of Brain Science I explore two big picture questions: What does it mean to claim that the Mind is "embodied?" and How does this change our understanding of our place in the world? The conversation was inspired by the book Out of the Cave: A Natural Philosophy of Mind and Knowing by Mark L Johnson and Donald M Tucker.This episode builds on several previous discussions of "embodied cognition" so it might be challenging to newer listeners. I have included a list of these earlier episod...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Embodiment Linquistics Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 760: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Peter Daszak, Thea K ølsen Fischer, Marion Koopmans
Peter Daszak, Thea Kølsen Fischer, and Marion Koopmans, members of the WHO team investigating the origins of SARS-CoV-2 join TWiV to explain the work done by the committee during phase one, their conclusions, and the extent of work that remains to be done in phase two. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Peter Daszak, Thea Kølsen Fischer, and Marion Koopmans Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Peter on TWiV 615, 623 Thea on TWiV 576 Marion on TWiV 413, 548 WHO report on origins of SARS-CoV-2 Timestamps by Jolene. Than...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - May 27, 2021 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 760: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Peter Daszak, Thea K lsen Fischer, Marion Koopmans
Peter Daszak, Thea Klsen Fischer, and Marion Koopmans, members of the WHO team investigating the origins of SARS-CoV-2 join TWiV to explain the work done by the committee during phase one, their conclusions, and the extent of work that remains to be done in phase two. Hosts:Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Peter Daszak, Thea Klsen Fischer, and Marion Koopmans Subscribe (free):iTunes,Google Podcasts,RSS,email Become apatronofTWiV! Links for this episode Peter on TWiV 615, 623 Thea on TWiV 576 Marion on TWiV 413, 548 WHO report on origins of SARS-CoV-2 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - May 27, 2021 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

Stanislas Dehaene on "How We Learn" (BS 167)
Stanislas Dehaene (Click to play, R click to download MP3) BS 167 is an interview with Stanislas Dehaene about his new book How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now.  According to neuroscientist Dehaene neuroscience has revealed that human babies are incredible "learning machines" whose abilities exceed those of the best current artificial intelligence. We explore why this is so and how this information could be used to help learners (and teachers) of all ages. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Epi...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 14, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Plasticity Cognitive Science Development Interviews learning Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Establishing Causality Using Longitudinal Hierarchical Linear Modeling: An Illustration Predicting Achievement From Self- Control
In this study, self control was measured using self-report, parents and teachers ratings of students for four consecutive academic years (as they moved from fifth grade to eighth grade) using the Brief Self-Control Scale  ; CGPA was measured each year as the outcome variable. Self-esteem and IQ was also measured and so was gender, ethnicity etc. They found that  self control measured 6 months earlier predicted CGPA six months later; average self-control predicted the baseline CGPA as well as the slope of CGPA changes (how fast the CGPA increased or decreased over time). Howsoever, the reverse analysis whereby short term ...
Source: The Mouse Trap - February 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Research Summaries Angela Duckworth reserach summaries self-control Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Self-controlled children stay leaner in the transition to adolescence
This study was a prospective longitudinal study that looked at over 100 children in a school setting, and measured their self control and BMI while in grade 5 (mean age 10.5) and correlated it with their BMI when in grade 8. Self-control was measured using a variety of methods. Students filled 2 self-report measures of self-control: The Impulsivity subscale of the Eysenck I6 Junior Questionnaire and The Brief Self-Control Scale. Parents as well as teachers also filled the informant version of Brief self-control scale. Apart from this Kirby Delay-Discounting Rate Monetary Choice Questionnaire was used to present hypothetica...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: obesity Research Summaries Angela Duckworth self-control Source Type: podcasts

Book Reviews: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
I have read quite a few books that fall into the ‘hard work triumphs intelligence’ camp, such as ‘Peak’ by Anders Ericsson, ‘Talent is overrated‘ by Geoff Colvin and ‘Outliers‘ by Malcolm Gladwell. And I am more than sympathetic to that viewpoint, however I have always believed in a  more nuanced picture. The ability to work hard, is again, just part of the equation explaining outstanding achievements, there is more than enough room for other non-cognitive factors like passion, hope, purpose etc to impact performance. English: Millstone grit (Photo credit: Wikipedia) And tha...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Book review Angela Duckworth grit Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Self-Control Protects Against Overweight Status in the Transition from Childhood to Adolescence
This study was a prospective longitudinal study that looked at nearly 850 children in a birth cohort, and measured their self control at age 9 and correlated it with their BMI at age 15. Self-control at age 9 was operationalised using informant ratings by mother, father and teacher on the items related to self-control on the  Social Skills Rating System (SSRS)questionnaire.  Overweight status was established by classifying those with BMI z-scores falling above 85th percentile as overweight. Other potential confounds like intelligence, pubertal status etc were also measured and used in the analysis. The results showed tha...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Research Summaries Angela Duckworth self-control Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Positive predictors of teacher effectiveness
This study looked at grit, life satisfaction and optimism of teachers as predictors of their effectiveness which will distinguish high performing teachers from the mediocre. They conducted a prospective longitudinal study wherein, grit, life satisfaction and optimistic explanatory style of novice Teach for America teachers was measured before they started school year. The gains in academic performance of the students they taught was used as an indicator of their effectiveness at the school year end. Grit, the ability to work hard under challenging circumstances, may be relevant to teacher effectiveness as they do face cons...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: happiness Research Summaries Angela Duckworth grit Martin Seligman Optimism teaching Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Empirical identification of the major facets of Conscientiousness
This research summary looks at a paper co-authored by Angela Duckworth, that tries to carve conscientiousness at it joints. English: perfectionist measuring and cutting grass (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Conscientiousness is a personality trait that is present in most personality theories and measured by most personality inventories, the most famous of these being the Big Five or OCEAN model and as measured by Big Five Inventory (BFI)/ NEO-PI-R. Personality traits structure is supposed to be hierarchical with traits like Conscientiousness comprising of many finer aspects or facets. The NEO-PI-R is structured around 6 facets ...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: personality Research Summaries Angela Duckworth Conscientiousness Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Self-Discipline Gives Girls the Edge: Gender in Self-Discipline, Grades, and Achievement Test Scores
Today’s post summarizes a paper by Angela Duckworth and Martin Seligman, that parses the same set of data, as obtained in their earlier paper (see research summary of that paper here), to come up with new insights about gender differences in self-control and scholastic achievement. Dangal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Girls, typically outperform boys when it comes to getting good grades overall and within each subject. this is true of US; however from what I have seen of Indian board results, the same is true of almost every board exam in India, be it CBSE, ICSE or State Boards. The girls however do not outperfor...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Research Summaries Angela Duckworth IQ Martin Seligman self-control Source Type: podcasts