How People Learn: Cognitive Styles; Brain Development/Mindset; Approaches to Learning
Suggested Reading for Neuro-scientifically Informed Philosophical Musings about Cognition and Learning
Compiled by Eric Thompson
Churchland, Patricia A. Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain. New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2013.
Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. New York: Vintage Books, 2012
Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. “The Coddling of the American Mind.” Atlantic Monthly, Sept 2015.
Mullainathan, Sendhil, and Eldar Shafir. Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How it Defines Our Lives. New York: Picador, 2013.
Noe, Alva. Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009. Action in Perception. MIT Press, 2004.
Wegner, Daniel M. The Illusion of Conscious Will. MIT Press, 2002.
How Diet, Sleep and Exercise Affect Academic Performance
Compiled by Julie Muzzatti
Fast food and children (for those of you interested in K-12)
Brain Food and children
Brain Fuel and College Success
Better sleep and academic success
Sleep helps the brain get rid of waste
Exercise and College Students
Exercise and Academic Performance in General
Suggested Reading on Mindset and Grit
Compiled by Sara Jones
Dweck, Carol. Mindset. New York: Random House, 2007.
Links to Carol Dwecks TED Talk:
Link to Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED Talk on Grit: