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Not in DNA!

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Choosing to Learn – Learning to Choose

Can you remember being born? No? That’s because beings like us (persons – consciousnesses – selves) aren’t born fully developed. We are cumulatively learned. The differences between ourselves as infants and our current selves, including everything we know and think, everything we believe, and everything we are able to do – all those vast differences […]

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Re: What Is It About the Human Brain That Makes Us Smarter Than Other Animals?

I share this article from “Neuroscience News” because it’s a good summary of interesting neuroscience, and because, like my prior post: “Sound In the Womb Provides Sound Learning Benefits“, it’s another example of how even neuroscience obscures the role of learning in our lives. First a bit of history. In early 2014, I encountered a […]

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Sound In the Womb Provides Sound Learning Benefits

This fascinating post outlines the temporal dynamics and training wheels’-like benefit-effects of initially learning the gross and fuzzies before learning to differentiate the more extensive, intense, subtle, and nuanced. However,  I share this because it is yet another example of how our common language obfuscates the role of learning in our lives. “Early Sound Exposure […]

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Other Words for Learning: Maternal Socialization

Another example of how our common and scientific use of language obscures and undermines our appreciation of the role of learning in our lives. From the article: Maternal socialization, not biology, shapes child brain activity Children of mothers with clinical depression are at three times greater risk to develop depression themselves than are their low-risk […]

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Learning: Character

 “The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become” – Heraclitus “It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy. That is all that really passes for destiny. And you choose it. No one else can give it to […]

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2020 Vision: The Institute for the Study and Prevention of ACQUIRED Learning Disabilities

“Learning – it’s the only thing that will never fail us” – Leonardo da Vinci Everything we know about who we are, what we are, why we are, how to do things, and how to change things, we have learned. Learning shapes virtually everything about human life. Implicitly we agree that learning is the central dynamic […]

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Why are you who you are? Re: “How Identical Twins Develop Different Personalities”

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Re: DNA Ain’t Destiny. No Kidding

Re: Wired Science 4-11-2012 DNA Ain’t Destiny. No Kidding “you are — a constant conversation between your genes and the environment, which includes both you and the surrounding world” Yes, it can’t be said enough that genes do not  programmatically determine who we become. And, the way you put it is a big improvement over the old dichotomy of nature v nurture […]

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Re: Dyscalculia and Working Memory

Re: http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2012/01/25/when-1-1-5-dyscalculia-and-working-memory/ Are the neu­ro­phys­i­cal cor­re­lates of work­ing mem­ory deficits the result of bio­log­i­cally ordained structural/processing insuf­fi­cien­cies (mal­adap­tive bio-development) (1) or are the neuro-physiological cor­re­lates of work­ing mem­ory deficits the result of a lack of neu­ro­phys­i­cal exercise/activity due to learned mal­ada­p­tive pro­cess­ing schema? For a related exam­ple, a recent study of dyslexia moved us closer to […]

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