pleasureinlearning.com is the work of several Hopkinsville Community College instructors who hope to enhance their students’ learning experiences by using the brain’s pleasure circuit.

karenKaren Dougherty teaches anatomy & physiology.  A retired pediatrician and “education junkie”, she has always been interested in how the brain works and how we learn.  Her to-be-read stack of books resembles a small mountain. Guilty pleasures: Websurfing, especially advice blogs; reading British police procedural mysteries.

Anne Stahl teaches general and developmental psychology. Forever fascinated by what makes people do the things they do, she has experience as a guidance counselor, a floral designer, and a serious U. of KY Wildcat fan. Guilty pleasures: Driving fast with the top down, surfing travel sites.anne


We are amazed by what neuroscientists can tell us about how and why we experience pleasure. However, we are surprised and disappointed by how little of this great information has been considered in deciding how we might teach more effectively.

Would you like to join the discussion?

We are always eager to have new bloggers join our group.  If you would like to submit a post, please contact Karen Dougherty at kdougherty0003@kctcs.edu.  Most authors submit their work as Microsoft Word documents.  The posts can be illustrated with photos taken by the author, or we will use appropriate open source illustrations for the post.


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  1. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. For more details, please visit my most recent post: http://thinktutoring101.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/the-versatile-blogger-award-spotlighting-innovative-blogs-on-tutoring-high-school-college-studying-and-much-more/

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and writing!

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