So, what is brain training? Brain training is the learning process of training the brain's cognetive skills used to learn and think. It's fun, powerful, and amazing. To understand this process, one must understand the basic mechanics of our nervous/neurological system.
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Many struggles with thinking, learning, reading, memory, and attention are caused by weak cognitive skills?
At Brain Works, our brain training program targets those very skills.
Brain Works focuses exclusively on training the underlying cognitive skills that make learning possible. This is done through a series of challenging and fun mental exercises that work on the way the brain thinks, learns, reads, and remembers.
How Learning Works
We take in information through our senses. This information is converted into electronic impulses and fed through our nervous system to our brain.
This is Brain Training?
These impulses may come to our brain from numerous senses simultaneously. They come to our mind in bits and pieces of a puzzle. Using mental processing skills, our brain automatically assembles the pieces and develops for us as a perception which we use to respond. If the brain’s mental processing skills are well developed, the perception is clear and accurate and our response is appropriate.
If the brain’s mental skills are underdeveloped, the perception is weak or inaccurate and our response is usually inappropriate. To strengthen these skills within the brain a technique called Mind-Mapping Therapy is used.
The past decade has been called the “decade of the brain” and it truly has been.The neuro-sciences have exploded. The bedrock basis of neurology just 10 years ago (that the brain is hard wired early on in development and that I.Q. is fixed) has crumbled.
New sophisticated sensing and computer imaging equipment now make it possible to observe the brain at work.
We now know that the brain is in a constant state of remodeling based on the stimulation it receives. This work starts not long after conception and continues until death. With programmed stimulation...
Neuro-scientists have found I.Q. can be increased 15% or more. Ronald Kotulak, author of Inside the Brain states, “Research indicates that certain exercises can build up specific brain areas and some scientists are setting up programs to use this knowledge to help learning disabled children.”
Brain Works has multiple customized programs that work, as follows:
First: Neurological pathways are stimulated to a slight overload by doing physical sensory activities. These activities are similar to the physical therapy used to create new pathways or replace damaged circuits when treating people with brain injuries. As new cognitive neurons connect, information is processed more easily. Rockefeller University’s Bruce McEwen says, “The most important thing is to realize that the brain is growing and changing all the time. It feeds on stimulation and it is never too late to feed it.”
Second: Each of us is born with a wonderful mind, but it doesn’t come with an owner’s manual that tells us how it operates. Mind-Mapping Therapy creates an awareness of how the brain receives, processes and stores information, thus giving an individual the opportunity to select the most effective process option available. This makes learning easier and advancement more clear.
- Third: When one struggles with learning behavior, traits develop which markedly slow or stop a person’s willingness to keep trying. They can appear lazy, but they feel like a victim with no control. Attitude and behavior are improved through the use of Life Application Concepts. Through these principles, students learn how to navigate their world. They learn how to articulate their needs and to overcome potential barriers. This change is permanent and life altering.
Frequently Parents and Others Will Say:
“I know he is bright but sometimes his mind just seems to short-circuit.”
In very simplistic terms, that is exactly what happens!
But as mental skills develop, the old circuits are strengthened or replaced by more effective ones.
The brain actually
- grows and becomes denser as circuits are added.
- will also occur from lack of stimulation.
The brain is similar to a muscle,
- in that it can be developed to perform previously impossible tasks with proper training, but will deteriorate with non-use.
Symptoms and Frustrations
A lack of processing skills makes a student avoid homework.Homework is difficult, frustrating (they feel disappointed in themselves), and they believe their parents are disappointed in them, as well. This is an ideal candidate for mind mapping.
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