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Midbrain-Activation Tips, Issue #016
February 22, 2014
MIDBRAIN ACTIVATION Feb 23-2014
Quote of the Week
"The greatest unexplored territory in the world is the space between our ears. "
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Today’s quote came from the revolutionary book : The Learning Revolution
Today, you can read the 1999 version, free online
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FEATURE ARTICLE; NEUROPLASTICITY : THE BRAIN THAT REWIRES ITSELF ===========================================================
An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable.
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable.
We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed.
Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
Are we stuck with the brains that we’re born with? – or is the brain really like a highly intelligent muscle, able to change itself through rigorous and specific exercises no matter how old we are?
FIXING MY BRAIN is a documentary which explores the mysteries of how we learn through the dramatic story of Barbara Arrowsmith and the courageous journey of three students in their first year at her school.
Barbara Arrowsmith was born with a “broken brain” Although her brilliant memory had propelled her though a graduate degree, she still couldn’t read a clock, tell right from left, or understand conversations in “real time”. Exhausted by the stress of hiding her weaknesses, Barbara contemplated suicide.
..FIXING MY BRAIN
Watch it on Video on Demand
It is 52 minutes long but if you don’t have the time, these are the essential take home points:
• 4 boys with learning disabilities who take the Arrowsmith program for a year
o Raymond has completed Grade 9 but his Math and Reading are at Grade 3
o Matthew has completed Grade 8 but his handwriting is illegible and his comprehension is at Grade 7
o Jordan has completed Grade 12 but his comprehension and reading speed are at Grade 8
o Alfred has completed Grade 11 but his comprehension is at Grade 6 and he has poor problem solving ability
• the boys have low reading and math abilities, illegible handwriting, low reading speed and comprehension, and poor problem solving ability
• the Arrowsmith program uses 19 different brain exercises to train 19 different cognitive areas of the brain following the premise that the brain is like a muscle that gets stronger with exercise; it runs for 3 years and costs $20000 a year
Some of the activities that boys practice involve reading several-handed clocks and tracing symbols with an eye-patch over the right
A PREVIEW OF THE "Guide to Quantum Speed Reading –" Contents:
# An Outline of the Whole Book - to give you a general picture of the layout
# An outline of The Basic Method # Details of The Basic Method # An outline of The Basic Techniques
# Details of the Basic Techniques
# The Three Most Important Chapters in the book.
# Suggested Teaching plan based on our successful workshops
# A List of the 20 exercises found in the book # Additional Exercises based on our own research and workshops
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