Resources for Brain Matters
In recent years we have seen an explosion of resources (print and electronic) in the fields of Neuroscience in relation to both Religion and Education. The following site includes some selections that may help you explore these fields. Some of the material offered is designed to provide a basic introduction (either through selected texts or educationally oriented websites) while other materials may serve to encourage more fruitful exploration into specific sub-disciplines. We encourage your comments on other resources that should be considered. As a growing field we really need a wide array of materials to adequately capture our varied interests so feel free to contact us with additional materials we can offer either here or on our news page. All books can be purchased through the REA/APPRRE 2011 Ebookstore.
Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown, Neuroscience, Psychology and Religion
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, The New Science of Teaching and Learning
Steven R. Quartz and Terrence J. Sejnowski, Liars, Lovers and Heroes
Brain Targeted Teaching (Johns Hopkins/Mariale Hardiman)
Popular Readings (General Public)
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality
Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child
Eric R. Kandel, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
Joseph LeDoux, Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are
Website for Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Neuroscience and Religion (Explorations and Issues)
Fetzer Institute on Science & Spirituality
Mark Graves, Mind, Brain and the Elusive Soul
Nancy Murphy and Warren S. Brown, Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?
Neuroscience and Education (Explorations and Issues)
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Mind, Brain, and Education Science: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching
Uta Frith, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education
Short Video Clips
Video on Untangling the Brain from Nature Video
TED Talk: V.S. Ramanchandran on the Mind. Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.
TED Talk: David Brooks on The Social Animal. Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences. Once you get past the comments on politics you gain insight on the power of neuroscience in conversation with religion, children and educational practice.
Changing Brains Website developed by Helen Neville and the University of Oregon Brain Development Lab addressing the basics of neuroplasticity and brain development in young children. Site includes video segments on vision, hearing, motor skills, attention, language, reading, math, music, as well as emotions and learning. Includes opportunity to order DVD.
Brains R Us describes a series of meetings/videos compiled on The Science Network (sponsored by UC San Diego, Vanderbilt University, The Salk Institute among others) which provides several presentations within the last ten years on brain and learning. TSN offers other challenging presentations including a series on religion and neuroscience titled Beyond Belief.