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Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #008
December 14, 2013
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The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Welcome to our new members Please feel free to pass this on to your list BACK ISSUES: 1. Right Brain Education” September 01, 2012 -- Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #001 -- teaser here 2. About the Yumiko Method 3. November 02, 2013 -- Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #002 -- teaser here
4. What is the mid brain and why does it need activation November 09, 2013 -- Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #002 -- teaser here
5. Developing a Photographic Memory November 16, 2013 -- Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #002 -- teaser here
Feature Article: What our Workshop is About
Education should be more than just academic learning . Rather than simply being good at school and doing well in exams, I think it is far more important to be street smart. In fact, I’ve harped on about this for so long that it probably seems at odds with my recent obsession with right brain education in young children. Well, here’s the thing – right brain education is more than academics.
Helping a child develop his right brain potential is about raising a child to become the best that he can be. Shichida believed that there are no inferior brains, only brains that have not been developed properly so that they can achieve their full potential.
Right brain education philosophy is that at the heart of every child is an Einstein, a Mozart, an Edison waiting to break free and create the next great invention. It is our responsibility as parents and educators to help them become that driving force that will change the world.
I have also said that education is more than simply rote learning. A good education is one that will teach my sons to think creatively – outside the box. Doesn’t that conflict with right brain education? Although some of the activities in right brain education appear to be some highspeed information gathering session, these activities are simply a means to an end.
Just as pumping iron in the gym helps your body build muscle, right brain activities helps the right brain build creative power. The end in mind is not just to raise a child who can get good grades at school, but to nurture a child to become a person who will help make the world a better place. It is a lofty goal but I think a worthy one.
Savant’s Syndrome – A Window into the Right Brain’s PotentialIf you have ever seen Rain Man, you will understand the potential of the right brain. Dustin Hoffman plays Raymond Babbitt who is an autistic savant. He possesses amazing right brain abilities, however, due to a damaged corpus callosum, he is unable to make much out of those amazing abilities. This is a scene where Raymond Babbitt correctly states the number of toothpicks on the floor with a single glance (this is exactly what Doman achieved with his Math program for babies when they are able to perceive the number of random red dots on a card):
There is another scene where Tom Cruise, playing Charlie Babbitt, takes Raymond to see a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist is testing Raymond’s abilities and asks him to perform complex mental calculations which he does so with ease. When asked to take away fifty cents from a dollar, Raymond answers “seventy cents”. I thought this scene was an excellent depiction of what the right brain can do and what its limitations are without the left brain to guide it.
This is why right brain education is not just focused on developing the right brain but also in developing the communication between the left and right brains. Simply having an excellent right brain is insufficient. We need to have good communication between the right and left brains to help our children maximise their potentials.
If you have never watched Rain Man, I suggested you go watch it. It was interesting to note that there are a lot of similarities between Raymond’s behaviour and the behaviour we often see in young children. For instance, a lot of questions they asked Raymond often ended up with “I don’t know”. Have you ever asked your toddler what he did at school and he would answer “I don’t know”? That’s the right brain talking.
I also thought it was interesting to discover that Raymond Babbitt was modeled after a man name Kim Peek, who is the real Rain Main. If you’re interested, I have included some videos about Kim Peek below:
According to Shichida, every child has the ability to tap into these amazing right brain functions. As educators, what we need to do is help them open the door to these abilities.
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