Little of the 150 years of research in Cognitive Neurosciences, Human Factors, and the mathematics of Production Management have found their way into educational policy and certainly not into the classroom or in the production of educational materials in any meaningful or practical fashion. While more mundane concepts of timing, sequencing, spatial organization, and Gestalt principles of perception are well known and applied, as well as the maintenance of simplistic notions of developmental brain organization and hemisphericity for language rather than the neurophysiology of embodied language, these concepts still inform pre-K-3 curriculum and clinical neurological practice in both the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. The paper overviews the science of human physiologic efficiencies to develop a fundamental understanding that the concept of localization of function in the brain is a just reflection of plasticity and required for optimized function, but understanding brain function by that alone would obscure the understanding of the education and rehabilitation process from early childhood through the older years. Diagnostic and therapeutic systems need to address pathways in the brain and their changes as a result of intervention rather than examine more static notions of localized function.
|Title of host publication
|Neuroplasticity in Learning and Rehabilitation
|Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2016
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine