"Physiology and Learning"
Questions for the Week of April 9, 2007
When asked, "how do you best learn?" most people usually respond with either a technique, like "in a classroom," or by naming their favorite sense, like "I learn best visually." Unfortunately, this implies that most people define "learning" as the ability to parrot the correct answer.
What is wrong with this? "Parroting the correct answer" creates parrots, not students; dullards, not Einsteins. So how can we create more Einsteins? By asking questions which are intended to provoke the student's own questions. More important, this turns out to be the best way in which to reawaken in students their lost love of learning.
This week, our topic is "Physiology and Learning." Would you like to awaken a love of learning in you about this topic? You can, simply by reading the teacher's questions and then, by asking yourself, "what questions did these words just provoke in me?"
"Physiology and Learning"
The Teacher's Questions (asked by Steve)
- How much energy, proteins, minerals, etc. is required to activate permanent learning?
- Does emergent learning place less demands on a person physically than momentum learning?
- Can having an emergence deplete one's calcium supply to the point to which a person can get leg cramps?
- Can taking calcium, magnesium, and potassium improve one's chances to have emergences?
- Does a tendency toward high average inner visual abilities create a bias toward confabulation?
- How much more storage capacity does it take to store an emergence versus momentum learning? Any?
- To what degree does a long standing habit of relying on momentum learning kill one's natural curiosity?
- To what degree does a long standing habit of seeking emergent learning alter one's ability to run on will power?
Sample Student Response Questions (asked by Ed)
Thanks for these interesting and challenging questions. Did I mention to you I was reading about workout nutrition? You provoked some similar questions I have about momentum training and emergence training and how they affect metabolism.
- Can emergence training affect the amount of glycogen, creatine, and phosphate needed to convert ATP to ADP in the muscle?
- Does emergence training affect the amount of ADP required to fire a muscle?
- Similar to your question, does taking supplements add momentum or extension to the bodies capacity to repair and build muscle tissue?
- Can you have conscious muscle without an adequate amount of these compounds?
- Can you build conscious muscle without having an emergence?
- When savoring an emergence connected to a muscle or movement, do you use these nutrients? Either in the mind, or in the body, or both?
- If you are low on calcium, magnesium, and potassium; can you build muscle? Or even learn?
- Does reliance on momentum training, kill the joy of exploring the body through exercise?
- Does be highly conscious leave one more vulnerable to getting lost in digressions that move one away from training? (Should I go home and rest, or should I workout, even though I'm feeling disconnected?)