Tag Archive: Learning

According to a new study, a person’s brain patterns could be modified and his performances improved just by watching a computer screen. A new learning  method was discovered by scientists that uses decoded MRI imaging to modify brain performance. This method could also be used to help patients recuperate from different types of injuries or accidents or even learn a foreign language of fly an airplane. The study was published on December 8 in the journal Science.

The study, conducted at Boston University and  ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan has proven that using a patient’s visual cortex, scientists can induce brain activity patterns to match a state that was previously known and thereby enhance visual performance

Just imagine a person looking at a computer screen and modifying his brain patterns to match a sportsman or recuperate from spinal injury. Although scientists are not there yet, they suggest that such possibilities may soon be reality.

Scientists have discovered that pictures are gradually filled in a person’s brain,  appearing at the beginning as lines then edges, shapes, different colors and motion in early visual areas. The images are then filled in with more details making a blue pyramid appear as a blue pyramid for example. Scientists analyzed the early formation of different early visual areas, to observe their ability to improve learning and visual performance.

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College students claim they’ll pay attention in class if professors cut the lectures and make class more engaging, but former Utah Valley University business professor Steven Maranville found out the hard way that’s not always the case. Seniors in Maranville’s “capstone” business strategies course complained because he didn’t lecture enough. After a year on the job, citing negative student course evaluations, the university denied Maranville tenure. Now Maranville, who left a tenured faculty position at the University of Houston to teach at UVU, has filed suit against the school.

What was going on in Maranville’s classroom that generated such a backlash? He says he simply required students to do what most employers wish colleges would do: connect academic concepts to the real world. To facilitate that process, Maranville used the Socratic method, creating classroom dialogue by asking students open-ended questions that necessitated creative thought and participation—even if they hadn’t raised their hands. He also required them to work in teams and participate in small-group discussions during class time.

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Attention: Teachers and Parents… This is the best school answer message ever!

Trust Us: Blogging is not easy…

Never hold your farts in. They travel up your spine, into your brain, and that’s where you get shitty ideas from, and that’s what I’ve been trying to avoid with this blogging thingy! Brain…where are you?


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