Introduction: Posner and Rothbart’s Chapter 5 focuses on the importance of genes and environment and their influence on cognition, particularly on attention. Consider the symbiotic nature of this relationship and how this impacts teaching and learning.

To start your thinking- please enjoy the following videos!

Nature vs Nurture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQvX1B7v1Po&feature=email

Attention Training from the University of Oregon

http://www.livescience.com/common/media/video/player.php?videoRef=attentiontraining