“The notion that intellectual activity   

Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., teaching the Physiological Basis of Learning

Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., teaching one of her courses: The Physiological Basis of Learning

can somehow exist apart from our bodies is deeply rooted in our culture. It is related to the attitude that the things we do with our bodies, and the bodily functions,emotions, and sensations that sustain life, are lower, less distinctly human. This is also the basis of a lot of educational theory and practice that make learning harder and less successful than it could be.”

—Carla Hannaford, biologist and educator
from her book Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

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