Posts by Jordi Kleiner, PhD

Werd

Werd

Word substitution errors offer a glimpse into the linguistically unconscious.  I swear I learn as much from kids as they do from me. One of the big questions in the fields of neurolinguistics is whether words how words are stored: semantically – according to meaning – and phonetically – according to sound.  A child last week shared their personal linguistic pathway when asked...

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Why some of us learn more from experience

Why some of us learn more from experience

I’m always amazed when clients really turn things around.  Or perhaps I’m more amazed when they don’t turn things around.  Regardless, it is undeniable that success breeds success.  When she gains that confidence reading, so many other things fall into place.  When he finally develops a working system of how to keep track of papers going back and forth from home to school,...

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Marshmallow, anyone?

Marshmallow, anyone?

I’m reposting an important article from Education Week, because it uncovers a better predictor of academic success than IQ: Published Online: September 20, 2011 Published in Print: September 21, 2011, Study Reveals Brain Biology Behind Self-Control —Emile Wamsteker for Education Week By Sarah D. Sparks A new neuroscience twist on a classic psychology study offers some clues to what makes...

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Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia

I was just interviewed for this article: I like the wording in the article that Sheldon Horowitz, the guru heading the NCLD, somehow “agrees with me” hehe. I only worry that people will interpret the “math looks fuzzy” too literally. Does it come across that way?

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Creativity in the Brain

Well, I admit defeat.  Up to this point, I’ve tried to keep my teaching/learning identity separate from my creative/musical self. Then along came Charles Limb. After watching this TED Talk (Jazz in the fMRI), I can no longer keep creativity out of my sessions, nor self-reflection out of this weekend’s upcoming gig. Favorite points: “Most scientific studies of music…are...

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