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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Oct 30, 2022

"Learning becomes transformational when you understand how your brain processes the information," says Dr. Mariette Fourie (DEd), one of our podcast guests today. So, what are the best practices that help you learn? Should you take notes on the computer or by hand? You will find it out from our other podcast guest, Dr. Michelle Miller, discussing the misconception about note-taking. You will also discover what it means to be uncomfortable learning new information and the value of a productive struggle from Dr. Kristen Betts. This and much more you will find in Part 2 of the Neurocareers podcast about the field of Neuroeducation from the top professionals in the field! Stay tuned!

During this episode, you will learn the following:

[00:00] Episode intro, and what’s in for you in today’s episode

[01:39] The main challenges associated with the development in the field of neuroeducation, working examples, and how they are being solved at the moment

[12:26] The field of neuroeducation and the impact it’s making in the next ten years and what will become possible that is not possible today

[19:02]  Recommendations on how people from various fields can contribute to the field of neuroeducation and the possibilities of getting certifications. 

[25:06] Evidence-based practices that can help improve your learning outcome from the neural science perspective

[30:32] Ending the show and what to expect in the series

Notable Quotes

  • Educators must look at how they assign work and make feedback valuable to enhance learning.
  • You can only change what you are aware of; what you go in and change makes you much more aware of where to refine and expand your work.
  • Refining makes learning more enjoyable than rewriting or revising.
  • Academic misconduct arises from students not knowing how to read and write in the discipline.
  • Leaning becomes transformational when you understand how your brain processes information.
  • As a student, the more you practice, the easier it’s for you to transfer what you are learning.
  • Productive struggle is critical; the brain loves to predict.
  • If you’re working hard all day, you need to sleep because that is when your brain is active in terms of memory. It’s not about just studying and practicing; sleep and well-being play a critical role.

About the Podcast Guests:

Find more about our guests and connect with them!

Dr. Kristen Betts

Education, Learning and Brain Sciences (E-LaBS) Research Collaborative:


Dr. Mariette Fourie

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Google Scholar:

Dr. Michelle Miller

Contact Email:

Web Site with information on workshops and speaking:

Linked In:


Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and the Science of Memory in a Wired World (2022)

Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (2014)


About the Podcast and Its Host

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches and its founder - Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K) - a neuroscience educator, neuroscience research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies:

Get in touch with Dr. K. by sending an email:

Schedule a free neuroscience career consultation session with Dr. K. by following this link: