Week4 Journal

Zihan Mo - Tue 24 March 2020, 8:34 pm

Synchronized Learning research:

Since our group decided to work on synchronized learning, I have done some research on that.

brain regions

The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by synchronization of brain waves across different brain regions.

There are millions of neurons in the brain, each producing its own electrical signals. These combined signals generate oscillations known as brain waves, which can be measured by electroencephalography (EEG). The research team focused on EEG patterns from the prefrontal cortex —the seat of the brain’s executive control system — and the striatum, which controls habit formation.

Left & right brain exercises(video):

Left & right brain exercises video 1

Left & right brain exercises video 2

Neither side of brain can function independently, both brains work and communicate with another.

how brain work

Later research has shown that the brain is not nearly as dichotomous as once thought. For example, research has shown that abilities in subjects such as math are strongest when both halves of the brain work together. Today, neuroscientists know that the two sides of the brain collaborate to perform a broad variety of tasks and that the two hemispheres

"The pop psychology notion of a left brain and a right brain doesn’t capture their intimate working relationship. The left hemisphere specializes in picking out the sounds that form words and working out the syntax of the phrase, for example, but it does not have a monopoly on language processing. The right hemisphere is more sensitive to the emotional features of language, tuning in to the slow rhythms of speech that carry intonation and stress."

brain collaboration

Temporal synchronization is believed to be the main mechanism of information binding, (i.e., segregation and integration) in the brain. Neurons in different regions of the brain get into synchrony, and as a consequence, information is processed in the brain. Synchronization phenomenon has a key role in various cognitive functions of the brain, and various brain disorders have been linked to abnormal levels of synchronization. For example, Alzheimer’s disease is often associated with loss of local and global synchronous activity between brain regions. Schizophrenia—as another cognitive impairment—is linked to altered synchronization levels in the brain. Autistic patients have also shown lower synchronization values across various brain regions compared to healthy controls.

various cognitive functions of the brain

Game-based learning:

introduction of Game-based learning video