A Neuroscience Perspective on Learning

  • Dendy Sloan Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 80401
  • Cynthia Norrgran Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 80401

Abstract

We briefly discuss memory types and three modern principles of neuroscience: 1. Protein growth at the synapse, 2. the three-brain theory, and 3. the interplay of the hippocampus, the neocortex, and the prefrontal cortex.  To illustrate the potential of this perspective, four applications of these principles are provided.

Author Biographies

Dendy Sloan, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 80401

Dendy Sloan is University Professor Emeritus and Cynthia Norrgran is Teaching Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines.  Cynthia is a retired neurosurgeon with 15 years of practice, and Dendy is the 1990 recipient of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Education Corcoran Award.  Their monograph Neuroscience, Memory, and Learning was published in 2013.

Cynthia Norrgran, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 80401

Dendy Sloan is University Professor Emeritus and Cynthia Norrgran is Teaching Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines.  Cynthia is a retired neurosurgeon with 15 years of practice, and Dendy is the 1990 recipient of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Education Corcoran Award.  Their monograph Neuroscience, Memory, and Learning was published in 2013.

Published
2016-01-27
Section
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