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Brain Rules (III) — Lifelong Learners Thrive!

Did you know the wiring of our brains change when we learn new skills and new concepts?

Even small pieces of information involve change in structure of the neurons participating in the process, resulting in functional organization and reorganization of the brain.  (Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient)

(Is that why learning a foreign language, playing sports, or playing an instrument are some of the best ways to boost our brain power?  Man, I wish I had taken my piano lessons more seriously when I was a kid!)

Howard Gardner, psychologist, author, educator, and father of the so-called Multiple Intelligences observed at lest seven categories of intelligence:

  • verbal/linguistic
  • logical/mathematical
  • musical/rhythmic
  • visual/spatial
  • bodily/kinesthetic
  • Interpersonal (enjoy working well with others)
  • Intrapersonal (enjoy independent work — the introspective type)

Our minds become increasingly engaged and retain more information when we incorporate several modalities into our learning.

(Who said the best learning takes place listening to lectures? Wanna know the name of the best school on the planet — LIFE!  [Just a thought])

One thing is for sure — keep learning!  Active Minds = Active Lives! 🙂

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August 10, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Body, Business, Change, Collaboration, Education, Health and Wellness, Heart, Introspection, Leadership, Marketing, Mind, Peace, Purpose, Self Help, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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