Spotlight

Resources

David Sousa recommends the books and websites below. They contain information about the studies mentioned in his accompanying article as well as additional research on how the arts support neural development.

Books:
• Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists by V. Berninger and T. Richards, Academic Press, San Diego, Calif.

• How the Brain Learns (3rd ed.) by David A. Sousa, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

• How to Explain a Brain: An Educator’s Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes by Robert Sylwester, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

• The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids by B. Strauch, Doubleday, New York, N.Y.

Websites:
• Brain Connection: www.brainconnection.comProvides useful weekly updates on developments in brain research that apply to educational practice.

• Center for Arts Education: www.cae-nyc.orgOffers valuable links to programs, research and resources in arts education.

• Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives: www.dana.orgRich source of information about brain research and arts education.