Hi, I'm Michael Atherton. I am an educator, theorist, and iconoclast. I am currently creating neural models of cognition that I hope will revolutionize educational philosophy. I currently live in Minneapolis with my wife Christine and our two children. If you would like to know a little more about my background take a look at my Vita.
My primary interest is in cognitive neuroscience and its application to education. I am working on models of cognitive processing that accurately reflect how the brain functions and can also be used as a pedagogical tools for elementary and secondary teachers. I am also interested in cognitive transfer, creativity, mathematics and science education, and homeschooling.
American Memory Project
The Human Gene Map
Japanese-American Relocation Collection
"You are an idealist - and I pity you as I would the village idiot"
General Broulard, Paths of Glory
"Luck is the spit of gods and goddesses."
Pavement Artist, Such a Long Journey
"Deserve's got nothin' to do with it."
William Munny, Unforgiven
"I don't know why he saved my life; maybe in those last moments he loved
life more than he had ever before. Not just his life; anybody's life; my life. "
Deckard, Blade Runner
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