Our Astonishing Brain
This is not top-secret material. It is rather latest, but it is based on the published work of renowned scientist and researchers (some won the Noble prize for their work) over the past 35 years. Many well known practitioners and teachers have taken this research and made it available to the public through books, seminars, workshops and training. it is not official school or college curriculum. You need to make the efforts to get it for yourself. Attending and learning this Online Memory Improvement Courseis a good first step.
The Online Memory Improvement Coursetakes the common elements of this revolution in learning and applies them to some fundamental skills necessary for success in the formal school setting, as well as in the formal and informal learning situations of work training. This course is a simple summary of some very complex research. It is presented here to give you a glimpse of the depth of the untapped potential in your brain and help you understand the reason for the exercises, strategies, and tips being the way they are. There is a reason!
There's more than one computer in there
The human brain is the most powerful computer ever supposed. The brain is, in fact an astoundingly powerful electro-chemical supercomputer. The density of brain matter and the smartly effective communication system between its various parts at the structural and microscopic level have pushed our thought process beyond the merely mechanical. We are more than just vast computers with storage capacity and numerous linear functions that implies.
The understanding of human brain in last 35 years have lead experts to conclude that we are using only 2 percent to 10 percent of our potential research for learning and studying is the beginning of getting access to the rest of that brain power.
We are the best
- 15,00,00,00,000 (1500 crore) brain cells
- 100 billions neurons in your “thinking brain,”
- Twenty billion possible connections between neurons,
- Seven “Intelligence,”
- Four wavelengths of brain wave patterns,
- Three brains in one (the triune brain),
- Three basic learning modalities,
- Two sides to the higher brain, and
- One brain - everybody has one?
Getting Your Brain In Shape For Maximum Learning
Our brain has trillions cells and our cortical brain has over 100 billions active cells called neurons. Each neuron is more powerful than the most computer on the planet. A neuron has a center called nucleus and branches called dendrites. Each neuron has the potential to make 20, 000 different connections with other neurons and it does connections with structures called “dendrites” and “axons”. These connections are the basis for all learning and memory. We can imagine the brain as a huge network of connected neurons. This network is for more complex than the complete telephone network in the world. Its like having a vast internet inside your brain.
The human brain has two halves, or hemispheres: the left and the right. It is now commonly accepted and understood that the left hemisphere governs activity in the right side of the body and the right hemisphere governs activity in the left side of the body. But exactly how do the hemispheres of the brain work and is it as simple as all that?
Theories on left–right hemispheric functions of the brain are constantly changing. In 1981, the Nobel committee awarded its coveted medicine prize to neuro psychologist Roger Sperry for his work on split-brain research. Sperry showed that each hemisphere in the brain is responsible for specific functions. So which side does what? Since the 1980s the convention has been to say that the left hemisphere is responsible for sequence, logic, speech, analysis and numeracy; while the right is involved with imagination, color, rhythm, dimension and spatial awareness.
However, more recent research suggests that the distinction cannot be that clear-cut. Now psychologists believe that both hemispheres have a hand in all in these functions – it’s just that the two sides process the functions in different ways. For example, we now believe that the left hemisphere is more concerned with details, whereas the right hemisphere looks at the bigger picture. The way in which we store and understand language makes a really good example. Although the left brain may be responsible for storing and sequencing words, the right brain is concerned with such things as intonation and humor - that is, how some one’s tone of voice can influence how we interpret the words that are spoken.
Take the phrase “Get out of here!” If someone said this to you with a happy, friendly lilt in their voice, it would be an expression of surprise or incredulity. If you got up to leave – to literally “get out of here” – you would be displaying a dip in right-brain function. You have taken the words literally – which is a left-brain characteristic. The suggestion is that the left side of the brain has little or no sense of humour, while the right side takes a wider, less literal view of the world and decides what sort of detail the left side should concentrate on.
Getting your memory into shape, I believe, is about getting the two sides of your brain to collaborate in the most effective ways possible. we are going to teach you to apply logic, order and thought (left-brain tendencies) to imaginative, colourful and humorous images (right-brain tendencies) to get everything working in perfect synchrony. Best of all, you won’t feel like you’re having to try that hard – with a bit of practice, harmonizing the two sides of your brain will start to come naturally, and your memory will start to feel like it’s getting bigger, better and stronger every day.
Three Brain In One
The human brains cross section clearly shows that there are actually three different brains: the reptilian brain, the limbic brain and the cortical brain each of which have developed at different stages in human evolution
This is the most primitive part of the human brain that governs the lowest levels of thoughts that results in instinctive behaviors. It also regulates the basic autonomic bodily functions such as breathing, heart rate and hunger. It is also home of our sense of territory and the “fight or flight” response to danger.
The limbic or middle brain governs more complex brain functions and has evolved after the reptilian brain and it is physically added on top. It primarily controls emotions, regulation of the immune and hormonal system and sexuality. It is the primary site for long - term memory storage.
The cortical brain also referred as thinking brain. It controls the higher “intelligence” such as our ability to reason, set goals and make plans, develop languages and conceive abstractly.
Three Brain Work As One
The three brains do not function independently. They are connected by specialized cells and structures that serves as communication link between them. When in the state of “relaxed alertness” which is best for effective studying, that communication link is open and very efficient. when we are in great stress or in physical or emotional danger, the connection to the higher brain functions is virtually shut down and we are controlled by our reptilian and limbic brain.