Neuroscience Bases of Learning

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read “Cognition: Overview and Recent Trends” (pp. 3-8), “Neuroscience Bases of Learning” (pp. 9-15), and “Learning in a Cross-Cultural Perspective” (pp. 16-22) in your text.

Based on your resources this week, in an initial post of 450 to 600 words, explain how emotions and social learning are suggested to affect memory and thought processing. Apply skeptical inquiry to a brief discussion about how specific thinking styles may also be highly important to the learning process (Zhang & Sterberg, 2005, 2010). Explain the theoretical perspective of “wealth” as a predictor of academic success. Describe how the multifaceted complexities of “wealth” may affect performance and success. Apply the concept of “wealth” to your own past academic success. Do you personally capitalize on one particular definition of “wealth”? If so, how? Apply the Type I thinking style outlined in the Zhang and Sterberg (2010) “Learning in a Cross-Cultural Perspective” article to each of your responses.