Learning Changes Your Brain

Brain Awareness Week 2012


You must practice to learn.  When you  practice a skill, game, or task, you repeatedly activate the same circuit of synapses.  Each time you practice you make small incremental changes to your synapses. After several repetitions, these synapses become different. Learning alters the structure of your brain!

Slowing Down Helps Kids Learn

Brain Awareness Week 2012

Sometimes just slowing down and making a change in a process can improve performance.  This can reduce stress and open the door for learning. One researcher found that children that often write numbers backwards form them correctly when they slow down.  Something as simple as using a different pencil when they write numbers gives them time to slow down while they make the switch. This simple task allows the child to calm down and focus.


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