Right now, we all are embarking on a great adventure. We are discovering how the brain really works by watching it in the very act of cognition. We are expanding our understanding of how the human brain, a quivering bundle of more than 400 billion neurons, uses electrical charges to transmit and store sensations, feelings, decisions, fears, thoughts, and even our sense of self, on a constant and ever-changing basis. We’ll learn how to unlock the code that allows our brains to retrieve the sights, smells, and sounds of your seventh birthday as vividly as the first time you experienced them. And we’ll start to figure out what this wonderful, beautiful landscape of neurons, dendrites, and axons means to those of us who work with human capital.
||Margie Meacham is an adult learning expert with a master of science in Learning Technologies and more than 15 years of experience in the field. A self-described “scholar-practitioner,” Margie collaborates with like-minded instructional designers to find practical applications of neuroscience to instructional design. Margie’s profile is listed on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/margie-meacham/9/534/4b5. Follow Margie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/margiemeacham