Your Brain’s Capability Unlocked by Learning to Think!
I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “I already know how to think.” I got it.
In the next two minutes, you will learn one of the best tactics used by the greatest thinkers in human history.
One of my teachers at the Juilliard School assigned me a book or article to read every month while I was a student there. After making a statement about the book, the professor would follow it up with a question that made me ponder it. A brief summary of the material I had just read was also required. I saw that his ultimate objective was to foster artists who were frequently excellent thinkers!
One of the individuals I met as a result of these books was Gerald Edelman, M.D. When he was younger, Dr. Edelman took violin lessons and considered becoming a concert violinist. He made the decision to go into medicine, later receiving the Nobel Prize in immunology in 1972 and starting his research on the human brain in 1973. At his Neurosciences Institute, he continued to perform at a number of classical music events.
Each of us has a “Darwinian brain” that changes depending on the stimuli it receives, according to Dr. Edelman’s book “Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On Matters of the Mind” from 1992. For instance, “developing and adapting strong neural connections boosts their brain function” is true for young children taking violin lessons for two or more years.
Oliver Sacks, M.D., who produced numerous volumes about the neurological case histories of his patients, also attributed “Awakenings” to Professor Lincer. He was an Albert Einstein College of Medicine Clinical Neurology Professor. As a young lad, Dr. Sacks took piano lessons and practised for the rest of his life.
“Music has been the most effective non-chemical medicine for our patients,” he claimed. Fundamentally, what we observe is the ability of music to organise, and it does so well while also being pleasurable when abstract or schematic forms of organisation fail.
The intricate rhythm of classical music has the ability to organise the brain.
One of Dr. Sacks’ patients had advanced Alzheimer’s disease. When the patient heard dance music, he “took his wife gazing.” dancing with her and looking into her eyes.
A stroke left one of his patients unable to move or speak. The patient began singing along with the accordionist that Dr. Sacks had hired to play a well-known song after he arrived. Memory can be stimulated by music. “Dr. Sacks asserts that memory is the key to identity, and that both emotion and memory can be evoked by music.”
I understood that playing musical instruments has a direct scientific correlation to achievement in school and in society. The practice of a musical instrument creates millions of new synapses, or connections, between brain cells. Numerous world scientists, physicians, educators, writers, and mathematicians are also musicians.
“Over the years, Professor Lincer and I stayed in touch and discussed the various books and articles he made me read. Over the past two decades, I have included our conversations in a number of my books, articles, radio broadcasts, and blogs. At his suggestion, I have also had conversations with Drs. Oliver Sacks and Gerald Edelman.
I came to see that Professor Lincer was attempting to instil in his pupils an Aristotelian obsession with the capacity for critical thought. Aristotle made claims and posed queries that prompted the pupils to consider their options and come up with an appropriate response.
The entirety of “How to conduct a virtuous life” is the subject of Aristotle’s “Ethics.” Family, neighbourhood, and virtues: “intelligence, restraint, bravery, justice, and friendship.” following moral principles and friendship. Making the correct decisions and acting morally defines who we are. People might have various friendships that allow them to connect with others.
The enchantment of studying Aristotle’s way of thinking is that the student is learning things on their own with Aristotle’s assistance rather than receiving instruction from him. It forces us to employ critical thinking techniques like inductive and deductive reasoning.
Teaching a student how to think, as opposed to telling them what to think, is the best gift a teacher can give them.
Madeline Frank, Ph.D., DTM, is a speaker, company owner, teacher, member of the John Maxwell Team, concert performer, and mother. She is also an Amazon.com Best Selling Author. She assists organisations and enterprises in “Tuning Up their Business.” Her observations give you the roadmap you need to make changes and maintain the success of your company. “Leadership On A Shoestring Budget,” her most recent book, is offered anywhere books are sold. To hire Madeline as a speaker, call her.