Same same but different: Social norms and the brain

Ever stood in awe of North Korea’s cheerleaders, or chuckled at old pictures of mom’s perm and dad’s extravagant mustache, wondering how much of your behavior is a product of your immediate social environment? Continue reading Same same but different: Social norms and the brain

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Discounting our knowledge: Thinking of animal research as moral decision making

Do you think animal research can be justified? Have you ever argued with someone who didn’t share your opinion and discovered that it was hard to convince that person? It seems there simply is no common ground in this discussion. But why? This article tackles this question from a moral decision-making perspective. Continue reading Discounting our knowledge: Thinking of animal research as moral decision making

Neurociencia y Educación: ¿mundos ajenos?

To read this post in English please click here. La Neurodidáctica y la Neuroeducación, ¿un aula basado en el cerebro? Cuando pienso en un “aula basada en el cerebro” me imagino una escena como ésta: ¿Qué te transmite la imagen? ¿Te gustaría que un aula fuera así? Para cualquier especialista en el ámbito de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje, la escena futurista del “Brain-Based Classroom” … Continue reading Neurociencia y Educación: ¿mundos ajenos?