Michael Atherton

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.

Research Interests
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.

Personal Interests
Civil Liberities
Homeschooling Discussions
Educational Reform
Our House
Political Philosophy

Old Houses

Interesting Sites
American Memory Project
The Human Gene Map
Japanese-American Relocation Collection
Remembering Nagasaki



"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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