In a three-page paper, demonstrate your understanding of the role that sensory experiences have in the learning process.
- Discuss how information is carried from the sensory signals and transmitted to other areas of the brain for further processing. Support your discussion with at least 2 examples, terms, and concepts from professional experience and/or academic sources.
- Analyze the brain’s attentional filter and executive process. Include details regarding each step involved in processing and attention, as well as relevant environmental impacts supported by references to professional experience and/or appropriate research and theory from academic sources.
- Explain the areas of the brain responsible for attention (attentional filter) and executive functioning and address the relationship between executive functioning, attention, and the learning process. Include details regarding relevant brain structures and functioning that relate to learning and support those details by references to professional experience and/or appropriate research and theory.
- Explain the various ways to stimulate the Reticular Activating System (RAS) and strengthen the executive functioning networks. Include details regarding ways to stimulate the RAS and strengthen executive functioning networks and support those details by references to professional experience and/or appropriate research and theory.
You must use at least one scholarly source
- Willis, J., & Mitchell, G. (2014). The neuroscience of learning: Principles and applications for educators. (Links to an external site.)San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
- http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html*Neuroscience for Kids is a great website for students of all ages that provides information,curiosities, and interactive games that build understanding about the brain and how thisknowledge relates to a child’s own life.
- http://www.graphite.orgGraphite.org is a free service from Common Sense Media. It lists many apps, games, websites,and digital curricula that can provide foundational knowledge building in game form.