I started my education in Erie, Pennslyviana.I attend McDowell High. I would say that we were one of the richer schools were I live. I am going to talk about my first assignment Brainology. I thought it was very interesting and it thought me a lot about how some people have different mindsets.
Have you ever been lost in a location foreign to you? Typically, a person who is lost will use a map to gather their bearings before heading off in the correct direction. A similar approach can be used to discuss recent brain mapping technology, the primary research of Dr. Allen Jones. Dr. Allen Jones is a brain research whose ultimate goal is to unveil a complete map of the human brain, using recent brain imaging and histological techniques. In his TED talk entitled, A Map of the Brain, Dr. Allen Jones discusses a brief overview of the anatomical structures of the brain, as well as, the methods and conclusions of his brain research.
Psychologists constantly offer new testable hypothesis to expand our knowledge on human behavior. This paper will include an analysis of a podcast and a research article. From this analysis, a hypothesis on birth order will be offered toward the end of this paper.
Our brains have the enough power to make all of the many different parts of our body function the way it should. It can make our body do involuntary actions that constantly keep us alive and healthy, and we don’t even realize all of the things that it is capable of. As Nicolaus Steno once said, “The brain, the masterpiece of creation, is almost unknown to us” (web.stanford.edu, 2014). The brain and its anatomy were first studied by the Egyptians in 1700 B.C., and ever since then, its immeasurable power has been continuously astonishing us with new and amazing discoveries of previously unknown capabilities (faculty.washington.edu, 2014). The first person to dissect the brain to study relationships between the brain and optic nerves was
Carol S. Dweck's article “Brainology – Transforming Student's Motivation to Learn” offers insights about student's mentality at school and why some students are better off than others. The article claims directly that students generally have two mindsets when it comes to learning; one is “fixed mindset,” a negative trait, and the other is “growth mindset,” a positive trait. Both of these traits contradict each other in terms of meaning. These two mindsets impact students on whether or not they will be successful on their academic road. In “Brainology – Transforming Student's Motivation to Learn,” Dweck explains how these two traits influence the outcome of having one of these two mindsets through
In the article titled, “Secrets of the Brain” published in the February 2014 issue of National Geographic, we learn that there have been many advances in understanding the inner workings of our brains. One of the leading scentists, Van Weeden, is working hard to understand the connections that occur within our heads.
When it comes to the topic of having a growth mindset, most of us will readily agree that students who are praised are motivated to learn. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how they are praised. Whereas some are convinced that praising students for their intelligence will motivate them to learn, others maintain that encouraging them for their efforts has a better impact on their motivation.
In Allan Jones’s presentation, A Map of the Brain, he explains his current project and why is essential to the modern day. Jones first starts off by giving the audience some background information about the brain. He states that the brain is a complex organ that receives around twenty percent of the blood from our hearts as well as twenty percent of the oxygen from our lungs. Jones explains that the brain is essential to the body because it controls everything we do. Even though the brain is very complex, it does not mean that it is not organized and structured. In the past century, scientists have created a blue stain that stains neuron bodies. This showed scientists that neurons were unevenly distributed throughout the brain depending on
Carol dweck's article brainology speaks about christopher situation and aspects regarding his fixed and growth mindset. By providing example from the text and carol dweck's article, this essay will further support his growth or fixed mindset, and thoroughly analyze the article itself.
This video is about The Behaving Brain; it explains how the brain and amnesia work. According to the video, neurons duties are to receive information from other cells, process this information, and transmitting it to the rest of the body. This is done by traveling through dendrites, to the soma, to the axon, to the terminal buttons. Constant nerve flow helps regulate our metabolism, temperature, and respiration. It also enables learning and the ability to comprehend. The brain is connected to the brain stem, which is connected to the cerebellum, which is connected to the limbic system. The limbic system is made up of the amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, and thalamus. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain, where things are
For years, my father, a high school basketball and track and field coach has been telling my sister and I that athletes are superior students to non-athlete students. After reading this chapter in Ratey’s book, I believe that he may have been right. When Ratey compares the human brain to a muscle, the concept that exercise results in enhanced brain functioning makes sense. The quote from the text, “by pushing our bodies we push our brains” helped me realize that the two are not separate. Our brain, or our cognition is not a separate entity from our physicality.
Chapter two begins to go in depth about how the brain works and what makes a human tick . It amazes me that an average person could have up to one hundred billion neurons. Chapter two gives insight on the early discoveries of neurons, and the doubt that the brain is composed of individual cells. The discovery was made by Santiago Ramón y Cajal using a newly developed staining technique to show that a small gap separates the tips of one neuron's fibers from the surface of the next neuron thus proving that the brain is similar to the rest of the body in that is contains individual cells. Neurons share common characteristics with animal cells but more look like a spider web network all interlinking, keeping in mind there are around one hundred
Reading minds is something that everyone at some time in their life wants to do. Now, with improved technology, we can. Scientists have started to study the mind of a fruit fly and what they have found is amazing. Scientists have stumbled upon a possible solution to figuring out the brain of a fly, and possibly the mind of a human. Using fluorescent molecules, researchers are “tagging” neurons in the brain of a fruit fly. After “tagging” the neurons in the brain, the flies are exposed to certain situations, like excessive heat. The scientists observe the behavior of the brain’s neurons as the fly is presented with the situation. The scientists are especially interested in a certain point of nervous contact. This point is called a synapses.
There is always a process or stages in which things works or grow. They starts from the beginning and gradually work itself through the correct transformation or process.
You live and you learn, from the moment that we breathe our first breath, we are assimilating and are acquiring information. Life changing and profound learning experiences happen before we can even speak, as children our learning process is grandiose. Harvard University published a series of summaries on Child development. One of these articles mentions that “The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood.” ("InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development," n.d.).