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Jan Wigmore

Information Management Analyst, New Zealand Transport Agency in Wellington

Reading the Brain for Learning

PRESENTED ON OCT 15, 2016
IN WELLINGTON @ VOL 30

Jan Wigmore lifts the lid on understanding the functioning of the brain to better help children and adults that may have learning difficulties.

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Common stereotypes regarding gender and the brain are traced, evaluated and debunked. Jared explains ways in which gender boundaries are crossed in his fictional writing.

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Emotions in the musician's brain

BY ELVIRA BRATTICO
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Under the headline "Music is language" Elvira Brattico, who is a brain scientist, is giving a presentation about the connection between brain and music.

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BY TIM MEHLHORN
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2017

Tim Mehlhorn provides a unique perspective on the whole "left brain" vs "right brain" argument.

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Blame the Brain

BY SIMONE CASTELLO
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Did you know that we have 50,000 thoughts in a day and in most people 70% of these are negative? Simone Castello shares her journey towards positive thinking, discarding toxic emotional baggage while trying to relax and enjoy life. 

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Cannabis and the teenage brain

BY JOELLE ORROCK
@ VOL 30 ON JAN 18, 2018

Joelle Orrock and Jessica Fielding educates us on the effects of cannabis on the teenage brain and how to communicate with youth about cannabis usage.

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BY SUSAN WADDLE
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BY BEN CLENCH
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

Here Ben Clench talks about the tragic incident on his holiday that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Ben talks about how he defied what the doctors told him he couldn't do. When Ben was in recovery, he completed a masters degree and has written about it to inspire and give hope to other patients like him.

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Re-wiring the addicted brain

BY MICHAEL TRAYFORD
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Substance use and compulsive behaviors cause structural changes in the brain that can be reversed. 21st century, brain-based treatment approaches to addiction recovery hold great promise in combating this growing public health crisis.

We explore the understanding that addiction is a brain problem, not a moral failing or character flaw. That addiction and associated disorders of learning and behavior can be effectively remediated through re-wiring of neural pathways and networks.

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BY JAMES MCEVOY
@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"If you've got a dyslexic brain look at the problem solving and enjoy it" We hear from self-employed cable technician James McEvoy as he talks us through the skills he's developed over his life to overcome dyslexia both in education and the workplace.