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Understanding Brain Plasticity is Today's Moral Imperative: Five MUST-Read Books for 2018
Our brains are not just hardwired from birth. They are literally, physically, neurologically, moment-by-moment, formed and built by our experiences. We must stop acting as though behavior problems and mental illness are things that occur in isolation. We are social animals and what happens to us socially affects our brains, minds and bodies... read more
Kids aren’t born with us versus them mindsets.
Young children form these behaviors by observing what the systems and allegiances around them value and reward. The human brain is primed to look out for patterns of cooperation and coordination between other humans. Once young children see that certain behaviors (and even superficial things like appearances, and even more random things like t-shirt color) are... read more
Fixed mindset is wrong because it is neurologically inaccurate.
Genes lay a blueprint, but the neural circuitry that truly makes us who we are is built entirely by experience. Enriched environments build more connections than environments that are deprived of human engagement, play and freedom to make choices. We can build our brains by using them in new ways. Fixed mindset is also morally wrong because it... read more