Brains That Fire Together Wire Together

March 15, 2024
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Brains That Fire Together Wire Together

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A 2023 study revealed that while learning, the brains of students and teachers looked remarkably similar.

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When researchers used neural imaging technology on students and teachers as they learned together, they caught a fascinating glimpse of how brains can converge around a shared understanding.

What’s the practical takeaway? Stronger “brain synchrony” between peers—and between students and teachers—predicted better academic performance on follow-up tests, underscoring the importance of expertise and the role of direct instruction, while also suggesting potential for more value from peer-to-peer and social learning.

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