2b - Experience

Posted by Helen St Clair Tracy in Level 2 - How The Brain Learns
Published: 07/03/2019, 12:46am | Updated: 13/03/2019, 11:31am

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/322889294

For the brain to learn, requires a three way process of:

  • Experience
  • Memory
  • Recognition

We experience using our five senses, that is how we connect with the world. Our senses are supported by other systems, and our memories, thoughts and feelings.

We can only experience the world through our senses.

So, it follows that to learn anything new, we need to experience it through our senses of:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Touch
  • Taste
  • Smell

To learn anything new, we need to experience it through our senses.To learn anything new, we need to experience it through our senses.

These are the main five learning, or access routes into the brain, from the outside world. Information that travels along any of these routes is experienced, but not everything that is experienced is a learnable experience.

To be learnable, an experience must be:

  • 1) Perceivable
  • 2) Meaningful
  • 3) Motivational

Each of these three points will be explained in the following lessons.


Before you move on to the next level, please check:

  • You understand what an experience is, in terms of your brain and five senses.
  • You understand that not everything experienced, is a learnable experience.

Next lesson: Level 2c How the Brain Learns: Experience - Perceivable


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