Neuroscience and Information Processing

For this week we need to discover resources that allows us to uncover my to recent topics that we have been discussing this week in class. There are so many resources out there but I haven’t chosen the following because of the resources that within each article. The first topic leans towards a school environment and the second is for the workplace, I wanted to cover both areas.

The Brain and Learning

During this week I have found very fascinating the idea of Right Brain Vs. Left Brain.  While reading Left Brain Vs. Right Brain Function in Learning, I was able to discover what they explained by Dr. Michael Corballis as:

“To say that the two hemispheres have somewhat different functions is not a myth. But it is wrong to say that one or the other side is universally dominant. Dominance is task-related, not person-related. If we’re talking or reading, the left brain is dominant, but if we are navigating the right brain is dominant. I think there is a strong desire to categorize people into two groups (good/bad, strong/weak, fat/thin); it’s a kind of easy simplification.”

I agree with what he says in regards to wanting to categorize as we do with everything else because it might be easier to understand. Continue reading and there are other links to help you with discover what type of learner you are with Left Brain Vs. Right Brain Teaching Techniques. As instructors it gives us different technique to be able to adapt to all of our students that might be of different learning technique.

The golden item in all of this is the Brain Lateralization Theory (discovered in the link above) and how it goes in to depth to topics such as:

  1. What is the theory of “brain lateralization?”
  2. The two halves (“hemispheres”) are joined by the corpus collosum.
  3. We can specify the functions of the two hemispheres.
  4. Ideally, we develop “lateralization.”
  5. We tend to use one half more than the other.
  6. We tend to distrust or even dislike the non-dominant half.
  7. We need to develop both hemispheres.

It really breaks down the use of both halves of our brain, and even the lack of.


Problem-solving Methods During the Learning Process

“The Simplex Process A Robust Creative Problem-Solving Process.”

This process consists of step-by-step actions that help you identify and solve problems in the workplace. Each step identifies how to be innovation when finding a solution, and like you commonly see on your shampoo bottle for better results you can rinse and repeat (you can skip the rinse and just repeat to solve other problems):

  1. Problem Finding
  2. Fact-Finding
  3. Problem Definition
  4. Idea Finding
  5. Selection and Evaluation
  6. Planning
  7. Sell Idea
  8. Action

This is a shorter explanation because once you visit the site it is pretty self-explanatory making it a great tool to you for the workplace and with some tweaks other areas as needed.


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