The And Its Effects On The Brain

1360 WordsApr 21, 20166 Pages
Humans are all unique, yet they all learn using a similar process due to the brain’s structure. Networks of neurons work together in the brain to maintain information that people learn in stages. The neurons in these networks, or “forests”, fire neurotransmitters across synapses depending on how a person feels. Positive feelings stimulate the brain and improve its learning capabilities. There are many strategies people can use to improve their learning experiences, even when their emotions distract them. As long as the brain is continually stimulated, its “forest” of knowledge will thrive. Dr. Rita Smilkstein describes the natural process as consisting of six consecutive stages. The first stage is what she calls motivation. There is always one reason or another that a person begins to learn something, whether it is through simple curiosity, practical reasons, or for pure enjoyment. After motivations are recognized, a person will begin to practice their skill. This process is usually a struggle because it begins with the basics, and one may not know anything about the topic. This is where they first research, observe, and try out their skill. As they practice more and more, they will see improvement in their skill. At this point, they are experiencing the advanced practice stage, where they tend to experiment more and may seek out expertise. After they have sought out a master and have continued practice and observation in their craft, they will begin to obtain more
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