Sara Newton. Knowing Your Brain. It Just Makes Sense. http://www.educationplanet.com/search/Science\_and\_Engineering/Life\_Sciences/Biology/Anatomy/Brain\_Anatomy/Brain\_Anatomy. Learning – What is It?. Define It; Measure It; What do you learn best?; How do you learn?.
llustration from The three units of the human Brain - Júlio Rocha do Amaral, & Jorge Martins de Oliveira
geared for survival.
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Broca’s Area Speech-breathing and vocalization
Wernicke’s Area Interprets what is seen or heard
“A single neuron may be involved in many pathways. So strengthening a neuron used for one project may have additional benefits if it is also used for other tasks.”(Nunley, p.25)
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Repetition Promotes Retention
CT (Computed Tomography) A beam of x-rays is shot straight through the brain.
PET- (photon/positron emission computed tomography) When radio-labeled compounds are injected in tracer amounts, their photon emissions can be detected much like x-rays in CT.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) When protons are placed in a magnetic field, they become capable of receiving and then transmitting electromagnetic energy.