How to separate learning myths from reality
Irrespective of what a person is doing, the entire brain is generally active and, depending on the task, some areas are more active than others.
People can always learn new ideas and new skills, not by tapping into some unused part of the brain, but by forming new or stronger connections between nerve cells.
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There is an assumption that in the first years of life the vast majority of the brain’s development occurs, and after this period, the trajectory of human development is more or less fixed.
The truth is that experience can change both the brain’s physical structure and its functional organization— neuroplasticity. Also, mindful meditation can produce structural brain changes significant enough to be picked up by MRI scanners.
The theory that most people are either dominantly analytical (and left-brained) or creative (and right-brained) is false.
The two hemispheres of the brain are linked and communicate extensively together; they do not work in isolation.
Recent studies suggest that engaging all the senses in a variety of ways (for instance, audiovisual and tactile) can help employees retain new content.
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Research doesn’t strongly support this concept of the lateral brain--or that people have a dominant side of the brain that dictates how we learn.
Even in simple actions, both hemispheres of the brain are engaged.
"One minute playing Mozart will make your baby a genius, the next crosswords will fend off your mental decline"... The research behind these claims is weak.
Learning methods are not so much based upon how the brain is structured, but based upon our experiences. Our experiences do affect brain development. The wiring of the brain depends upon the experiences we have.
Both of these study strategies are relatively ineffective. Passively reading the same text over and over again won’t do much for recall unless it’s spaced out over time.
Systematic studies of learning styles have consistently found no evidence or very weak evidence to support the idea that matching the material to a student’s learning style is more effective.
There is no conclusive evidence that people preferentially use the left or right hemisphere.
Certain functions are processed more by one region of the brain than others, and this is known as lateralization. But we all use our entire brain equally.
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