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  • Bilateral Manipulation:
  • Put your non-dominant hand behind your back and write the following:ActivitiesNeedle and thread Water bottle (hold water bottle in palm of hand- you remove it, then let someone else remove it)
  • Learning new tasks.How would a right brainer like to learn new skills?How would a left brainer like to learn new skills?How about a whole brainer?
  • How do teachers teach their classes? What should they be doing to ensure success? Half my class is female and half is male. Now what?
  • Are there differences in men and women’s brains?Boys generally demonstrate superiority over female peers in areas of the brain involved in math and geometry. These areas of the brain mature about four years earlier in boys than in girls, according to a recent study that measured brain development in more than 500 children. Researchers concluded that when it comes to math, the brain of a 12-year-old girl resembles that of an 8-year-old boy. Conversely, the same researchers found that areas of the brain involved in language and fine motor skills (such as handwriting) mature about six years earlier in girls than in boys.
  • Men vs WomenWord recall activityDrawing activity. Observation activity.
  • Females and males maintain unique brain characteristics throughout life. Male brains, for instance, are about 10% larger than female brains. But bigger doesn't necessarily mean smarter. Disparities in how certain brain substances are distributed may be more revealing. Notably, male brains contain about 6.5 times more gray matter -- sometimes called 'thinking matter" -- than women. Female brains have more than 9.5 times as much white matter, the stuff that connects various parts of the brain, than male brains. That's not all. "The frontal area of the cortex and the temporal area of the cortex are more precisely organized in women, and are bigger in volume," Geary tells WebMD. This difference in form may explain a lasting functional advantage that females seem to have over males: dominant language skills.
  • When it comes to performing activities that require spatial skills, like navigating directions, men generally do better. "Women use the cerebral cortex for solving problems that require navigational skills. Men use an entirely different area, mainly the left hippocampus -- a nucleus deep inside the brain that's not activated in the women's brains during navigational tasks," Geary tells WebMD. The hippocampus, he explains, automatically codes where you are in space. As a result, Geary says: "Women are more likely to rely on landmark cues: they might suggest you turn at the 7-11 and make a right at the church, whereas men are more likely to navigate via depth reckoning -- go east, then west, etc." "Women are faster and more accurate at identifying emotions,"
  • Most of these differences arise from small differences in infancy that are magnified by the environment/culture as the child matures. Remember the second evolution of the brain.
  • We are a product of our culture. Much of the thinking differences can be attributed to our environment. It is 100% genetic and 100% environmental.Many scientific studies show the environment plays the biggest role in brain/thinking differences between the sexes.
  • The Brain in Love First stage of love is considered LUST which is controlled by the hormone testosterone. The chemical of desire.Men 10x more!Implications?
  • The second stage of love is Romantic Love:This is a chemical cocktail created by the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine.It allows the people in love to have tremendous energy and is considered a eustressor.
  • The last stage of love is Attachment.It is driven by the hormones oxytocin in women and vasopressin in men. Secure feelings and ownership.
  • Learning how to cup stack and juggle
  • 3.7 2013 brain studies

    1. 1. Connecting the “Right and Left” Brain
    2. 2. Bilateral manipulation is the use of both sides ofthe body to accomplish a given task. The corpuscallosum is part of the brain that allows forcommunication between the hemispheres ofcerebrum to aid in processing sensory, motor,and cognitive information.
    3. 3. Inspiration for theRain man.Was born withmacrocephaly and thebundle of nervesconnecting the twohemispheres of thebrain were missing.He reads a book inabout an hour andremembersapproximately 98% ofeverything he hasread.Sense of humoremerging since 1994.Kim Peek
    4. 4. Often times people don’t realize that both sides ofthe body are actually involved in accomplishing agiven task. They believe they only need theirdominant side. However we use both sides morethan we think. For example what do we use ournon-dominant hand and arm for when we write?
    5. 5. The brain is 10% larger in men. The neurons in awomen’s brain are more compact.Male brain’s contain 6.5 times more gray matter.Female brain’s contain 9.5 times more white matter.
    6. 6. Average I.Q. is virtually the same in men andwomen.Women think differently than men. Women aretuned into words and emotions, while men aretuned into visual/spatial abilities.Women have a sharper memory for details.Men and women navigate differently.
    7. 7. Most of the observed differences between men and women’sbrains are based on our evolutionary roles in the family unit.