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.

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

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  • 1. Your Incredible Brain
  • 2. How does the brain work?
  • 3. A hundred years ago, the only way scientists could examine the human brain was with a corpse.
  • 4.  Today, scientists can look inside a living brain and watch it work.
  • 5. What’s going on in there?
  • 6. What’s going on in there?  When you think, connections form in your brain
  • 7. The connections in your brain are like pathways
  • 8. Pathways in the brain = learning
  • 9. Your brain changes as you learn + = For example, if a man drives a taxi for many years
  • 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. 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. Habits shape your brain So choose your mental habits
  • 13. Pathways in the brain = learning
  • 14. Or ‘unlearn’ something. Let the path grow over…
  • 15. Choose your habits or change your habits
  • 16. Choose your habits Change your brain!
  • 17. You can break new ground and create CHANGE! Repeat, repeat, repeat = new pathways
  • 18. Break negative habits Or add some helpful ones