Sunday, December 13, 2009
biomapping the brain
As an undegraduate student I studied biology. I was completely fascinated by the brain and DNA. I even hung my first DNA map on the refridgerator. I was curious what biomapping the brain had to do with reading. After viewing the video of the doctor explaining the difference in the brain waves of this particular student compared with typical peers I understood. The student was hearing sounds and processing them a few seconds later than her peers. This would be very important in an emergency situation not just in reading. A few seconds in a fire for example can determine life or death. I cant imagine hearing a fire alarm and not determining what the noise was for a few seconds. I especially liked the analogy of teaching or retraining the students brain to decode words and sounds more effectively; compared to learning how to play an instrument. I am curious to what the future holds with biomapping. If we can determine the problem and create an effective way to retrain the brain; the amount of effect of a learning disability has on the learner may be decreased.