Think Aloud, Brain Mechanics, Academic Achievement, and the Million Dollar Question
Seed Magazine has a must read article “Who Wants to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist Millionaire?” A cognitive science researcher, Ogi Ogas, applies his understanding of brain mechanics (i.e., learning, memory, decision making) to win big bucks on the syndicated game show. The article is an uber think aloud; a wonderful piece of metacognition.
Isn’t it time we teach students the basic of brain mechanics so they can have an academic edge? Mini lessons in priming, intuitive decision making, and theory of mind would be a start.