Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
Unit 2: The Unity of Emotion, Thinking, and Learning
- An anatomical location in the brain positioned medially and distinctive for the almond-shape set of neurons. The region plays a critical role in emotion processing, in conjunction with other regions of the limbic system.
- Vygotsky, Lev
- Lev Vygotsky was a developmental psychologist whose work in the early 1900s influenced fields including child development, psychology, and education. Among many contributions, Vygotsky's work gave social contexts within which learning takes place center stage. Major implications have extended to understanding the role for a particular learner of scaffolding and support, as well as the existence of a range of performance levels.