Brains Need SYSTEMS to Develop

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Hello, Folks!

Found this post quite useful. This is what I had written in the comments section of Madelyn’s:

Circumstances are forcing me to prepare myself on a number of fields, viz, the Water Situation in India and the World, the Declining Farming, the Harms of Methane extraction and Fracking in India, (as elsewhere), and what not. Had not really thought I even ‘COULD’ study at my age. Now You understand what I mean by ‘encouraging!’

The points about developing ‘Habits’ also prove very useful to me. So Thanks.

Below are some of the points that I consider ‘touching’ my life and brain!

All the Best to You All, too! Kudos to Madelyn. 🙂

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ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Learning CHANGES the Structure of the Brain:

Impossible in the face of chaos

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie,CTP, CMC, A.C.T, MCC, SCAC

“You don’t cure a different organization of the brain;
you find ways and strategies of helping that brain learn [. . .] in a different way.
It’s not about cure, it’s about teaching different ways.

~ Maryanne Wolf
reading expert & author of Proust and the Squid

Building a Brain

While it is true that no two brains develop in a manner that is exactly the same, babies come into this world with a brain specialized for learning – a pattern-recognition device designed to bootstrap learning into a structure of additional patterns.

The brain develops in a manner not dissimilar to the way in which a computer uses certain hardwired sub-routines to locate and activate still more code that allows for the loading and interpretation of additional programs —…

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8 comments

  1. Thank you SO much for reblogging this post and thanks to Christy B. for jumping over to read and “like.” I left a longer reply after your MUCH longer comment under the originating article, but I wanted to come say thanks AS WELL AS to let your readers know that our brains can continue to learn and grow until we die – as long as we keep challenging them.

    I couldn’t stand being bored as a child, so reading and “life-long learning” were my way of keeping myself protected from boredom, as early as I began to suspect that it might work. I haven’t been bored since!

    Fortunately, decades of study and learning have paid amazing dividends – BUT it’s NEVER too late to start.

    Think of your brain as if it were a muscle. When you’re out of shape, it’s slow-going and painful when you first begin to exercise. If you keep it up regularly, it’s not all that long before all that initial struggle is a distant memory and you sail through things you could never imagine EVER being able to do. “All” it takes is time and resolve.

    Yes, it’s certainly much easier when we’re young, and there *are* some limitations to growing older – but there are also benefits (even in the brain, btw) – and there are almost always work-arounds. (That’s the whole reason I coach & train)

    What’s our alternative anyway — drooling in our rockers, waiting for the end?
    xx,
    mgh

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