From Autopilot to Engagement: The Neurobiology of Presence

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The increasing prevalence of stress and overload among students in higher education continues to be a point of concern for educators, administrators, and mental health professionals alike. In this essay, I will first discuss the core elements of a course I teach on stress, then share insights into the challenges I’ve observed in my courses this semester, and finally offer strategies to foster student engagement.


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