How the brain creates meaning

Hey Guys,

This TED Talk is about the three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. And can we best engage our brain to help us better understand big ideas. Tom Wujec talks about, how the brain doesn’t actually see the world but crates a series of mental models through a collection of moments of discovery. The Ventral stream is the part of the brain that recognize what something is. The Dorsal stream locates the object in physical body space. and the limbic system is the part that feels.

– Isbely Cabral 🙂

False Memories


Hi mates!

As I was going over the chapters, I thought this topic to be really interesting because, to be honest, I had the same experience many times. Did you?

This picture explains in a funny way the result of false memory, showing how our brain is able to make up memories that look real to us but they are not real or related to facts happened in real life. The guy in the picture indeed suggest to find another excuse because, while going through his e-mails he could not find any proof of his friend’s message.

Why did he then believed he actually delivered it? Maybe other concept of memory are included in the discussion. Sometimes, we are used to repeat the same action over and over that it becomes part of our routine and automatic memory, so we assume we already did it. Consequently our brain stores the false memory as something that happened, when it did NOT.

I hope this post was interesting and somehow funny.


PS: Break a Leg!

concepts for knowledge and learning

I seem to remember professor Hurson informing us that this chapter was dense and boring. Even hard to teach. She was right. I used the above site to  attempt to teach a few people and make sure I understood what was going on fully in the chapter. Out of a group of 6, with all of us contributing and learning together, 2 fell asleep. Tutoring this is kind of boring. But this site gives a lot of history and back tracking to learn a little better. Maybe this will help.

Concept Formation

Hey Guys,

I found a short and interesting website were the author explains in a very simple way how we Format concepts. If any of you have any last minute question about it before the exam, I would really recommend for you to take it look at it. It’s pretty much written as Professor Hurson explained it which I found very useful.

– Isbely Cabral 🙂