In 1949, Hebb’s theory on learning and memory was that when an electrical activity in one neuron was triggered, perhaps by a surrounding would fire, it would then fire to another ‘target cell’, and the more that activity was done the more it would fire, and the stronger that connection would become. This is a linear process, however, what researchers are finding is that people can create lifelong memories in a matter of seconds, which means our brain can store memories and intelligence in other ways.
This notion completely challenges the way traditional classrooms look and approach rote testing and repetition of skills and content. If this assertion is true, experiential learning, creating classes in which students are able to experience a series of events through a variety of sensory stimulus, thus activating different parts of the brain, may shorten the time needed to practice data and facts, and allow for more time in the classroom to focus on the application knowledge and behaviors. #geekingout #Ireallyamanerd#fasinatedbycognitivesciences #brainstuffiscool