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Brain Based Learning

Herman Said:

I'm wondering where i can i learn a lot on how the brains pshycologicaly?

We Answered:

First you must read up on how a brain functions which you can find in any Biology books, and learn about how NEURONS (brain nerve cells). They are like a switch that turns 'on' or 'off' and send this information to the next Neuron that linked to it. Every function in your body is controlled by your brain through this 'on' and 'off' communication of brain nerve cells spread all over your body. Electricity runs through a nerve cell to switch it on or off.
Neurons are like strings of different lengths. There are millions of them in your body, but they do not touch each other, instead there is a microscopic gap between the strings of Neurons. To 'tell' the next Neuron what to do, the first Neuron will switch 'on' and release tiny brain chemicals into the gap called ''NEUROTRANSMITTERS", which pass through the gap and reach the next Neuron. Some Neurotransmitters will tell the next Neuron to switch 'on' while others will tell it to switch 'off'.

After you've understood that, find out more about the 'Autonomous Nervous System' and the 'Endocrine System' which are 2 specialized routes of information used by the brain. The first controls ur heart rate, blood pressure, sweating and other 'BODY REACTIONS' that change when you are angry, afraid, sad, or happy (you might notice that if u are angry ur heart pumps faster).
The 2nd (Endocrine System) sends out chemicals called 'HORMONES', some which help you grow, some which are released massively when you are going through puberty, some which can make you feel emotional, and some which can help you cope with stress.

once you've understood that, you can go to one final step which is to learn what are the different sections of the brain, and based on past research by other psychologists you can find out what these sections specialize in. For example a small almond-like structure in the brain called the AMYGDALA specializes in helping you detect dangerous and scary things by making ur senses more alert when they are around.

you can go to this site in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reg…

and click on all the different sections of the brain to find out what they do. Just remember that not all parts of the brain have a known function, and some parts may have more functions than others because all the parts work together as one brain.

Doris Said:

Weed doesnt kill brain cells?

We Answered:

Well your wrong weed does much more damage than alcohol, in regard to killing brain cells. Then theres that little thang called a urine test where long term user is bonked out to employers. That takes a month or two of no smoking to clear. My kid is aimlessly staying on a landscaping job so he can smoke. 2 kids, and a pretty gf he won't marry so he can soak her income. Now all this from a boy who is more than able to attend college or what ever. He is in denial and so are u.

Olga Said:

what are the implications of brain based learning in the classroom?

We Answered:

Here is a link that gives several research opportunities for brain based learning:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=implica…

This link goes into detail the brain based learning process:

http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/brainba…

Lena Said:

When people abandon their religion, do they become at least a little bit smarter?

We Answered:

Since when does the human brain have a certain capacity? Please tell me, at what point is it full? I need to decide what to stuff in and what I need to leave out. (i.e. calculus versus chemistry)

Henry Said:

At what age does an adolescent have the ability to understand equally juxtapose to an adult?

We Answered:

For most adolescents, cognitive development is complete by the mid-late teens. Most late adolescents are likely intellectually capable of producing college level work. Emotional maturity, however, is another matter entirely.

The ability to handle college level coursework hinges on more than cognitive capacity. Maturity and discipline (e.g., the ability to force oneself to forego other fun activities for the sake of studying; the ability to plan ahead for tests/papers, etc) are also necessary. Many adolescents lack this until the college years (and sometimes well beyond).

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