Category Archives: Neil’s “Brain” Articles

Visual Memory and Retention Rates, Obesity and Screen Time

Here’s another post in a series of articles about “stuff creative teachers have always known, and the brain research continues to validate.” View related brain articles from Neil. INTERACTING WITH CONTENT = RETENTION VISUALS are still important, but interacting with … Continue reading

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Visual Images Sway “Truthiness”

Another in a series of posts from Neil about what the Brain Research can tell us about our faith and teaching. Colbert Nation fans will recognize the word “truthiness” from the cultural and political juggernaut which is Steven Colbert’s “Colbert … Continue reading

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O that crazy perfect Teen Brain

Readers of this blog know that I have a keen interest in “what the brain research can tell us” about ourselves, our kids, our teaching and our preaching.  (Click “Neil’s Brain Articles” posts to see more). Not only does the latest … Continue reading

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Memories, the Science of Commitment, and Rebalancing Teaching vs Worship

This post is one in a collection of continuing posts about Brain Research, Memory Formation, and what teachers and pastors need to know about both. ———– The latest brain and memory research continues to underscore the importance of Sunday School … Continue reading

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“Priming” -the science behind Sunday School

This post is going to get around to the reasons WHY Sunday School and youth groups really are IMPORTANT.  They are the primary way we “PRIME” our kids to become receptive to matters of faith, knowledge and a relationship with God and … Continue reading

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Good Stories Really Do Get Inside Your Head

This past year, Princeton neuro-scientist Lauren Silbert put herself in an fMRI and recorded her neural patterns while she recounted a VIVID STORY from her personal experience. Then she put volunteers in the fMRI, played back the story over headphones, … Continue reading

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Reinforcing People’s Memories in Preaching

Background:  For many years now, I’ve been an avid follower of the ongoing research into how the brain works, and how our memory works.  As a teacher, minister and software developer, I’m interested in how our students and listeners can best … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hype …the Brain Research behind multimedia

The Brain Research Behind the Importance of Teaching with Interactive Multimedia an article by Neil MacQueen originally posted at www.sundaysoftware.com with implications for teachers and preachers This article summarized the book “Brain Rules” by Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular … Continue reading

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