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Some highly gifted children are labeled as "learning disabled" by schools that value only left-brain performance. But the best learning occurs, says neurophysiologist Hannaford, when the entire brain, body and emotional self are involved. Here she sheds revealing light on the realities of human intelligence--its complexities, its love of body movement, its many-splendored manifestations--and how we can nurture them in our children and ourselves, instead of thwarting our natural gifts. She describes the crucial need for feeling and expressing emotions, and what we can do to help our entire selves learn and function at our best. "The minute you get the whole brain working together, things become connected," says Hannaford. "It's amazing." (hosted by Michael Toms)
Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. is a biologist and educator with more than forty years of teaching experience, including twenty years teaching biology at the university level. She has advised ministries and departments of education in the United States, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, and Scotland.
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