Your Incredible Brain: Part One

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Part 1 in a three-part series about the brain. Slide notes available in Your Incredible Brain workshop package.

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Your Incredible Brain: Part One

  1. 1. Your Incredible Brain
  2. 2. How does the brain work?
  3. 3. A hundred years ago, the only way scientists could examine the human brain was with a corpse.
  4. 4.  Today, scientists can look inside a living brain and watch it work.
  5. 5. What’s going on in there?
  6. 6. What’s going on in there?  When you think, connections form in your brain
  7. 7. The connections in your brain are like pathways
  8. 8. Pathways in the brain = learning
  9. 9. Your brain changes as you learn + = For example, if a man drives a taxi for many years
  10. 10. TAXI + = Taxi driver brain!! After a few years, the “finding your way around” part of his brain will be much bigger than it was before!!
  11. 11. Brains change as you use them! Watch this video to see how much a brain can change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSu9HGnlMV0 Pause to discuss.
  12. 12. Habits shape your brain So choose your mental habits
  13. 13. Pathways in the brain = learning
  14. 14. Or ‘unlearn’ something. Let the path grow over…
  15. 15. Choose your habits or change your habits
  16. 16. Choose your habits Change your brain!
  17. 17. You can break new ground and create CHANGE! Repeat, repeat, repeat = new pathways
  18. 18. Break negative habits Or add some helpful ones
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