Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More on old genes in the modern world

For anyone who wants to learn more about how modern life may be changing our minds, check out the talk I gave at TEDx Hendrix College in April. In addition to nearsightedness and outdoor play, I also discuss TV and baby videos, video games, multitasking, and the global increase in IQ over recent decades (aka the Flynn effect).


4whirledpeas said...


I just listened to you on NPR.

I wonder if you know about Montessori education as it applies to early childhood development? Dr. Steven Hughes is a also a neuroscientist, and he is a proponent. He is joined by others such as Sally Goddard Blythe, and Jane Healey.

Quality Montessori Classrooms also have an outdoor component, so that children are able to work outdoors as well as inside during classtime.

Tim Selding is president of the International Montessori Council, if you need more information.

Thank you for raising awareness about the importance of early childhood!

4whirledpeas said...

*Tim Seldin- my apologies for the misspelling.

Karen Littman said...

I very much enjoyed listening to you on NPR and ordered your book.

Your readers might be interested in Every Body Has a Brain, a new suite of brain games, stories, and songs for children ages 4 to 6 funded by NIMH and developed by Morphonix.com. Every Body Has a Brain helps children gain a sense of wonder and appreciation for their brains.