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Neuroscience Tools for Educators: Paul J. Naour and Michael W. Torello

The phenomenon of learning is the most important function of living organisms, directing and ordering behavior which ensures both individual and species survival (Hebb, 1949). Within that broad context, the understanding of the learning process is a significant pursuit of science. Recent findings that humans have the potential for several distinct, yet adaptive, types of brain organization have led to the investigation of the neurological substrates of cognitive organization and development (Levy, 1977).