13 Resources from Make Your Learning Stick

These books and resources suggested on our webinar will get you up to speed on neuroplasticity for learning and development.

Published on 9 November, 2017
These books and resources suggested on our webinar will get you up to speed on neuroplasticity for learning and development.

A Beginner’s Guide to Neuroplasticity for Learning and Development

On Tuesday, we hosted a webinar featuring learning expert Stella Collins on what you need to know about neuroplasticity to make your learning more sticky.

As author of Neuroscience for Learning and Development, Stella shared major studies that led to breakthroughs in neuroplasticity. And since this was a webinar for trainers, the audience chimed in too with some of their favourite books and studies.

So here is the comprehensive list of resources mentioned in Make Your Learning Stick (A Beginner’s Guide to Neuroplasticity for Learning and Development)

  1. Suzana Herculano-Houzel – The neuroscientist who decided to count how many neurons are in the average human brain.
  2. Hebb’s Law –  The theory that “brains that fire together wire together”
  3. Paul, George, and Pedro Bach y Rita – A pair of brothers who pioneered the study of neuroplasticity after their father suffered a stroke.
  4. Neuroplasticity Video – Explanation video from Sentis.
  5. Michael Merzenich – Neuroscientist whose research shows we make neural connections when we pay attention.
  6. Mind Sculpture by Ian Roberston – Recommended book on neuroplasticity.
  7. Productive Failure – A body of research on how encouraging failure at the beginning can encourage long-term learning.
  8. The Brain that Changes – Recommended book on neuroplasticity.
  9. Social Intelligence – Recommended book on social neuron connections.
  10. My Stroke of Insight – A neuroscientist’s memoir of recovering from a stroke.
  11. Make It Stick – Recommended book for ideas on designing repetition exercises.
  12. Paul Zak – A neuroscientist with controversial research on the impact of oxytocin on memory.
  13. Free chapter from Neuroscience for Learning and Development by Stella Collins.

Did we miss any of your favourite neuroplasticity resources? Leave them in the comments below.

Watch the full recording of Make Your Learning Stick (A Beginner’s Guide to Neuroplasticity for Learning and Development).

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