neocortex preference: not threatened

neocortex graphic fixed

While most children, writes Hart, can still manage the rote memorization that has become the mainstay of classrooms, the deeper levels of learning – pattern recognition, oral and written language development, and symbolic reasoning – depend on the full participation of the neocortex, which occurs only when a child feels secure.   p. 28

95% of all learning occurs spontaneously, through play, fantasy, and experimentation, what I (Chris) – call wild learning. Only 5% of our knowledge – in our lifetime – is acquired through formal instruction, and of that 5%, we remember only 3-5% for any significant length of time. There is a model imperative – wild learning needs to be modeled by others – but it can be anywhere, by anyone, at anytime.  p. 32

Chris Mercogliano, In Defense of Childhood

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spaces that people don’t feel threatened?

play

play is the - einstein

spaces of permission – where people have nothing to prove.

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control

oppression

dis\order

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http://readandgetrich.com/the-big-4-navy-seals-technique-conquering-fear-panic/

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http://neurosciencenews.com/stress-learning-senses-5942/

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lots in Gabor Maté‘s scattered .. just leaving this for now

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emotional stress particularly affects the chemistry of the prefrontal cortex the center for selective attention, motivation and self-regulation..

both endorphins an dopamine promote the development of new connections in the prefrontal cortex.. (ie: from perfectly attuned mother-child mutual gaze interaction)

the letters add may equally well stand for attunement deficit disorder

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