Brain Calisthenics Help Break Down Abstract Ideas

Posted in: neuroscience- Jun 06, 2011 No Comments

A study at New Roads School in Santa Monica, Calif., asked high school sophomores to match graphs and equations in an online drill.

…a small group of cognitive scientists is arguing that schools and students could take far more advantage of this same bottom-up ability, called perceptual learning. The brain is a pattern-recognition machine, after all, and when focused properly, it can quickly deepen a person’s grasp of a principle, new studies suggest. Better yet, perceptual knowledge builds automatically

Read on! Brain Calisthenics Help Break Down Abstract Ideas, Researchers Say – NYTimes.com.

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