The Brain Path is designed to provide participants an integrated, multi-sensory experience that improves participants’ knowledge and understanding about the workings of the human brain—particularly the rapidly developing brains of young children. The Brain Path communicates an explicit message to participants that Transformation Education values the contributions of neuroscience toward our individual and collective understanding of the human growth and learning processes. This experience exists as an invitation to engage, investigate and explore the wonders of the human mind and sends a constant cultural message that understanding how one’s brain works is important, necessary and beneficial.
The tour of the Brain Path guides participants through the six (6) most important brain organs influencing learning and behavior. Participants will learn the role of the Thalamus in integrating the stimulus coming into the brain through the five senses; the critical function of the Amygdala in keeping us physically and emotionally safe; how the Hippocampus makes both short-term and long-term memories; the task of the Corpus Callosum in connecting emotion, language and logic; how the Cerebellum not only moves our bodies but organizes our thoughts and; the role of the Frontal Lobes in providing the executive function skills of impulse control, time management, problem solving, goal-directed persistence, refection, planning and prediction. As each organ is “experienced” and discussed, the facilitator will outline how developmental problems in that brain organ can lead to difficulties in learning and behavior.
The goal of the Brain Path experience is to inform participants in a memorable and engaging manner about the crucial role the brain plays in everything human beings do and how problems in a particular brain region can result in behavior and learning problems in young children.
I loved it! It was colorful, well-paced, and informative. I plan to show this to my daughter - she's a nursing student and loves learning about the brain.