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The Role of the Brain in Learning

Smart Learning for Adults Part 1

Language:  English
Discover the brain’s role in learning. It’s the most important but least understood part of the human body and we get little instruction on how to use and look after it.
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  1. Introduction
  2. The Adult Brain
    1. Brain capacity
    2. Size doesn’t matter 
    3. The Reptilian Brain 
    4. Critical parts of the brain for learning 
    5. Learning about the brain 
    6. Functional magnetic resonance imaging 
    7. Hemispheres – right and left 
    8. Music 
    9. Brain lobes and the senses 
  3. What The Brain Thrives On 
    1. The ‘LONE’ brain model 
    2. Learning 
    3. Oxygen 
    4. Nutrition and exercise 
    5. Emotion
  4. The Brain: Age & Gender
    1. The Maturing brain 
    2. The brain and age 
    3. Keep learning into ripe old age 
    4. Surprise, attention and reward 
    5. The brain and gender: physical differences 
    6. Our brains are more alike than different
    7. Summary 

This e-book provides the basic information on the human brain essential to know if you want to become a smart adult learner. You will learn how it works and how to use it more effectively to become smarter at learning. In particular you will discover the huge learning capacity of the brain and the role of the two hemispheres. The acronym LONE is a helpful memory jogger for the key points about brain learning. It stands for learning, oxygen, nutrition and emotion. The brain’s plasticity provides the key resource for becoming a lifelong learner.

About the author

Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management.  Some of his books have gone into foreign translations and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).

About the Author

Samuel A. Malone