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Endangered Minds

Why Children Dont Think And What We Can Do About I

Endangered Minds by Jane M. Healy
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Contents

Introduction

Preface

PART ONE: CHANGING BRAINS

CHAPTER 1: "Kids' Brains Must Be Different..."

CHAPTER 2: Neural Plasticity: Nature's Double-Edged Sword

CHAPTER 3: Malleable Minds-Environment Shapes Intelligence

PART TWO: LANGUAGE, FUZZY THINKING, AND THE LANGUISHING LEFT HEMISPHERE

CHAPTER 4: Who's Teaching the Children to Talk?

CHAPTER 5: Sagging Syntax, Sloppy Semantics, and Fuzzy Thinking

CHAPTER 6: Language Changes Brains

PART THREE: ATTENTION, LIFESTYLES, AND LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHAPTER 7: Learning Disabilities: Neural Wiring Goes to School

CHAPTER 8: Why Can't They Pay Attention?

CHAPTER 9: The Starving Executive

PART FOUR: CLASHING CULTURES

CHAPTER 10: TV, Video Games, and the Growing Brain

CHAPTER 11: Sesame Street and the Death of Reading

CHAPTER 12: "Disadvantaged" Brains

PART FIVE: MINDS OF THE FUTURE

CHAPTER 13: New Brains: New Schools?

CHAPTER 14: Teaching the New Generation to Think: Human and Computer Models at School and at Home

CHAPTER 15: Expanding Minds

Notes

Index

Reading Group Guide
Simon & Schuster; July 2011
392 pages; ISBN 9781439126707
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Title: Endangered Minds
Author: Jane M. Healy
 
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