You Are NOT Going Deaf
I was listening to this professor at Columbia explaining the function of the
amygdala, a subject I was vitally interested in, when my hearing faded out.
It was as if he started whispering and I had both ears stuffed with cotton.
First, I though it was the onset of Alzheimer, maybe a stroke or a sudden massive auditory dysfunction. I was cheering for deafness verses paralysis. Next, I shook my
head like a dog coming out of the bathtub, put both pinkies in each eardrum and
pulled them out hoping for a pop, followed by some green gunk on my pinkie tips.
It worked, and his droning professor voice was back with a roar. I began taking notes again and stayed to the scientific end. Ten years later, it never happened again.
Want to Know a Secret
Paying attention, focusing your consciousness on a single object (like looking at the moon through a telescope), is identical to using your computer cursor to click and point. It is certainly not a reflex; it is an attentional strategy we learn through experience and motivation.
Adults believe kids from 12 to 20 have a limited attention span. Concentration
is a word missing from their lexicon. The scientific reality is that the average college
student (ages 18 to 22) daydreams without focused attention and comprehension,
up to 33% of their waking hours.
Are you paying attention? They suffer from Wandering Mind syndrome one-third of the time. Factor in fooling around with their laptop computer, exchanging email
and listening to intimate conversations, and you get their full attention, concentration and comprehension a maximum of one-hour in every three.
See: Article appears in the July, ’07 edition of the journal of the Association for
Psychological Science. Professor Michael Kane, UNCG, University of North Carolina, Greensboro did the latest research on The Wandering Mind syndrome.
Did You Know
People who get their news from the Internet read up to 25% more of the stories
they choose, than folks who read paper and ink newspapers. This latest research
by neuroscientists at Poynter Institute, a journalism school in Florida, destroys the
urban myth Internet readers suffer from limited attention span.
The research by Professor Sara Quinn called Eye Tracking (07) on students and adults, discovered both groups are better concentrators than newspaper readers. The On-Liners get more of the facts straight, finish the stories they start, and test better on retaining the information. What they do not know is why? What do you think?
Tell me why you read your daily newspaper or surf the Internet for the leading
happenings (news stories) of the day?
Something motivates us to want to keep in touch with the social and political issues
of our time. Maybe it is fear of being irrelevant when speaking to our peers.
What is the stimulus causing our response of taking the time to discover all these issues irrelevant to our personal lives?
So federal Attorney General Gonzalez resigns or not, an old Playboy of the Month model lives or dies, or it rains or the sun shines tomorrow, how does that significantly impact your life?
Professor Abraham Maslow, the creator of the Hierarchy of Needs, would have suggested, physiological, safety, love and belonging, self-esteem and finally, self-
actualization are the reasons.
At the top of the hierarchy of needs is problem solving, morality and creativity. Self-actualization gives way to a love of knowledge for its own sake, and aesthetics, finding the beauty in life and art. Now you know our motivators both wide and narrow.
We have some neuroscience research on the basis of motivation. It all starts when
your hypothalamus becoming excited, and activates your master gland, the
pituitary, which communicates with our autonomic nervous system.
Your hypothalamus has one big-time function, homeostasis, maintaining the status-quo and set points. It hates being forced into action to adjust all the body systems
because of an alarm going off because of stress.
The definition of motivation is any stimulus moving you to action. Seeing is the prime force of our senses: we are on a constant search for threats to our comfort-
zone or objects and people who can cause us pleasure. Place a copy of Playboy in front of a male age 18 to 81 and you change their status quo. Avoiding pain, and discovering pleasure is our life plan.
How to Pay Attention at a Lecture
Dr. Laurence D. Rosenblum, UC at Riverside had his research on paying attention to a speaker, published in the journal for Psychological Science in April ’07.
If you got this far you know humans, regardless of intelligence, degrees and
cognitive abilities, are always on the cusp of daydreaming or mind wandering.
He has research to indicate your eyes deliver critical mass to hearing and comprehending, what a lecturer is mouthing off about.
Focus your peepers on his/her mouth as they speak, as if you were a lip reader.
Do this and within five minutes, you are decoding their speech improves up to
Our research indicates an even higher recall of details spoken by the lecturer;
up to 32% better than both students and adults who avoid looking at the speaker. The standard listener to a lecture fades out within fifteen minutes.
Make believe your eyes are a computer cursor focused on point and click. Act as if you expect an improved attention and concentration; it motivates you to pay attention, leading to statistically significant better comprehension.
Professor Rosenblum calls it Talker Familiarity Effect. Combining lip reading with interactive listening triggers a schema in your brain creating a new (circuit) neuropathway in your Visual and Auditory cortices.
A schema is from Greek meaning shape or plan; it is used by scientists to signify a
mental structure. We believe a schema contains a system to help you, including a
specific strategy or method. Test this lip reading schema and improve your attention
concentration and comprehension at lectures.
Expectation of a Reward
Our brain is always looking for a chocolate cookie, just like my dog Tangie. We call it a search for pleasure or potential reward. Using a fMRI, (functional Magnetic Resonance Imagery) your brain reacts to the possibility of a winning something (including a compliment) by lighting up certain structures electrically and changing itself chemically. It is the basis of all human motivation. Want to know more?
Google: the Ventral Tegmental Area, nucleus accumbens and the neurotransmitter
Dopamine. If you do this home work, you win a prize. What kind? It is my secret.
copyright © 2007
H. Bernard Wechsler
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