Below is an announcement about the next event in the ongoing neuroscience series, Neuroscience and Society, sponsored by the AAAS and the Dana Foundation. STARS students are invited to go as an extracurricular STEM opportunity. This is a free, catered event hosted down the street from the Spy Museum at the AAAS Headquarters in D.C. Register here:
Sara Lazar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Harvard Medical School
Andrew B. Newberg, M.D
Director of Research, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital
Chris Streeter, M.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
“From contemplation to prayer, forms of meditation exist in every society. Now, using up-to-date technologies, these ancient practices are being increasingly studied by neurologists. Although learning to meditate—to turn off all distractions—is no easy task, the advertised benefits claim it to be worthwhile. Such alleged benefits include the “calming” of neurotransmitters, beating addiction, and even building a bigger brain. Published studies argue that meditation can produce structural alterations in the brain and may even slow the progress of certain age-related atrophy. Similarly, some yoga advocates claim that the practice, which is explored as a treatment for major depressive disorders, expands mental faculties. Further, prayer, according to the Huffington Post, can help dissuade impulsive actions. Neuroimaging technologies are revealing changes in blood flow to areas of the brain, indicating more activity. This program will explore the neurological bases of these claims, if any, by explaining how the mind and body talk with one another during the acts of meditation, yoga, and prayer. ”
Below is a new STARS STEM extra curricular opportunity:
September 21, 2017 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. RSVP Online Form
Help for your STRUGGLING STUDENTS and the HOMEWORK WARS that disrupt your homeschool. You are invited to this important event sponsored by the Springfield Teaching and Resource Services (STARS).
Veteran homeschool parents will share their experiences overcoming educational challenges due to visual and auditory processing delay, problems with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger’s and learning styles that are problematic in the classroom environment.
We also will have Dr. Chris Ogilvie discuss the role of nutrition in the health and feeding of the mind of the struggling learner. https://integrativehealthcenterofvirginia.com
Chuck Hinshaw, COVT will discuss visual processing and the importance of the eyes working together with the brain for learning. http://www.virginiavisiontherapycenter.com
Don Hollenbeck from Learning RX will discuss the value cognitive skills training and how it can help the brain to think, read, learn, remember, and pay attention better. http://www.learningrx.com/fairfax/
*Tentative*: Al Nestor will share his wisdom with us on how to develop well-rounded, healthy adults from his many years of counseling. http://franconiafamily.com/about.html
And much more!
Where: Springfield Church of Christ, 7512 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22150.
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