ESSENTIAL TO LIFE, OUR BRAIN RUNS & MANAGES ALL THE SYSTEMS OF THE BODY & ABOVE ALL THE ABILITY TO LEARN!
Our ability to gain and access knowledge changes as we grow older, a web of information and ideas are continually building, provided we allow exposure to the knowledge.
My interest in studying and doing self-research on this topic is for continuing education credits & the need to improve and maintain a better memory.
The study has led to a significant discovery on the structure & function of this essential organ.
Imagine! a hundred billion brain cells in a three-pound, four-lobed super-computer housed in the skull!
At birth, the infant is aware of hunger & discomfort & cry to get attention from the parents. It takes a little longer to learn the fundamental physics of objects. The infant totally depends on the parents.
Well, into the toddler stage, the child learns the secret of thought. In childhood, language learning occurs effortlessly from adult voices. A child learns with ease to manipulate and master tools, utensils & activities by teaching the child.
Adults young & mature learn to get degrees, become professionals, choose a partner soaking the brain with information & experience.
Scientific research reports that adult brain neurons do not grow connections or stay nimble. However, positive results prove that the brain develops workarounds to bypass damaged tissue in stroke patients. An outstanding example of this is Cathy Gifford’s recovery, enhanced by persistent training.
The brain of an aging person learns to apportion tasks, recruiting both hemispheres to handle information. We learn patience & tolerance.
Learning is a lifetime enterprise. Constant feeding, tending, and filling the brain with wisdom. It is all neurochemistry, one brain cell communicating with thousands of other brain cells, forging connections and networks that stir to life with insight and awareness.
The brain is a mindful masterpiece, artfully organized, that you can keep adding information, improving the picture-every day of your life.
A Lifetime of Learning by Jeffrey Kluger — Author of Science of Learning. Edition 11/2020.
Cognitive Science I Brain I — ocw.mit.edu online continuing education unit.