Monday 25 April 2016

Neural Plasticity Reveals How Learning Is An All-Sensory, Whole-Brain Affair

In the field of adult education, we've talked about "learning styles" for decades, and our proof was based on the findings of Social Science... or 'this is what we see happening when try out this technique.'

Thanks to Neuroscience, and modern techniques to see the brain in action, we now know there is much more involved in acquiring, and retaining, new information. "... Scientific studies reveal that a unique combination of brain hemispheres, paired with expressive-receptive, rational-emotional, and sensory and intelligence preferences, make up a person’s neurological design. For maximum comprehension and retention, all lobes in both hemispheres of the brain should be involved in information processing. "

"All people have different preferences, and it is essential that any learning organization needs to design learning experiences and learning environments that are aligned with how the human mind learns.” And on top of this, we are better understanding that... “Drivers like brain fitness, sleep, stress, diet, skills, mind-set, movement and the physical environment can negatively (or positively) impact how people process information and how the brain learns.”

Read more about it on the Association for Talent Development blog: