PhD in Neuroscience and Medicine
"Owe center on the curiosity for awakening the attention of the children from inside".
The secrets of the neuroeducation.
The neuroeducation is an attempt of approximate a new light to the instruction and to the education. That is, to how can learn better. To approximate values and norms to the behavior of the human being. And in this respect, the neuroeducation belongs to what today in the world is a revolution. A new culture. The culture in which live and that have acquaintance and know is dying. Is being born a new culture, the culture neuro, that means the catch on what is the human being, what feels, what believes, what thinks, what does, and learn and memorize, is product of the operation of the brain. How it does the brain? Comes to say that in not a lot, try teach without know how works the brain be something like that as try design a glove without never earlier have seen a hand.
The neuroeducation is necessary to apply it already although only is or is for interrupt, destroy, what are you neuromyths or false truths. Today, everybody talks of the brain. Because is the reference important beyond the philosophy. Is what us contributes details confirmed. And when talk thus, talk of that can talk of the memory. Of the learning and of the memoriia, of values and norms, of what means the attention.
The emotional intelligence is the skills empathetic. The skills of sense in the other what says, how it says, and the other see in you a face of placidity, a face of approximation, a face of effort in want understand what say, a face in which practically in few minutes can exist a something mysterious that is what does that has a transfer emotional. Apply an intelligence that is useful for the success that you can have in the life. You can be very smart in mathematics or can be very smart in engineering… But as not have the emotional intelligence basic, any small thing you throws away for the gunwale all your skills mathematical.
The emotion is the substratum that does that the brain works. The people still thinks, and it thinks because, that the emotion is that reaction that you do, that when appears someone to attack you can react of three ways different. That are what British call “fight, flight, fright”. If you attack, you defend with the fight, or throw to run, or skulk. That is it more basic. For that reason say that the emotion is an always unconscious process. When you fights or flee, or skulk, that not you ask why it have fact. Why have picked To, B or C. Not it know. The brain has worked for you unconsciously. And it does along the way that better knows with security that goes to safeguard your life.
The emotions were born does approximately about 200 million years. In the mammals, over the process evolutionary. And very recently us have the above-mentioned in prestigious investigations that possibly can draw your birth in the invertebrates, that not had nor brain still, only ganglions, does 450 million years. Set you good, our species, the Homo sapiens sapiens, only has 150,000 years of life. Compare that with 450 million. Wants say that the emotions the have so anchored deeply in our nature, that I maintain publicly that are beings emotional. And then, a little bit rational. Is the emotion what it guidance all. Think and reason already comes with ideas that are imbided of a meaning emotional. Are mammals. And no mammal can execute no behavior that not has a meaning. And that is what does, moreover, the human being.
The information that enters for our eyes, for our heard ones, for our touch, taste, smell, and so on, after a long manufacturing process of the world, channels through the emotional system or brain. And is later that goes to the elaboration. All in all, the emotion it embebe all. Without emotion, not is coherent thought and good assembled. Not can think. Without emotion, not is decision making well-chosen. Without emotion, not is memorization solid.
The attention is the process brain basic. Without attention, not is learning nor memory. What is main is give us account that is necessary to provide, help or know, although we will talk, if want, of the brain processes of the attention, less than the attention and more see how can open that attention. And that is the curiosity. If Pedrito is normal and not you provides attention, ponders and thinks that possibly is tremendously soso what you are teaching. So have to do an effort in do awakening to Pedrito from inside. And never more have to catch the trumpets of birch and hit him so that provides, through the punishment, attention.
Major teachers are those able to turn it soso always in interesting. Because what is interesting is what you opens the doors of the attention. And the attention is absolutely it necessary to be able to learn and memorize in an explicit way. The curiosity is something so absorbent when is authentic that all your attention is dedicated to it.
At this time where the technologies us are invading, with a value extraordinary, but never substitutive of the schoolteacher. The schoolteacher owes be the crown jewel of a country. Is your humanity what can transmit. Humanity. Not it expect never of a machine, not it expect never of a tablet. A tablet and a computer you are useful. But as only and exclusively work with that in any institution, unless is an advanced MIT, and with disciplines to argue, a boy what not can do is not know nothing else there of where has kept what has to know. A boy has to know poetry, a boy has to know that sometimes embellish a speech. Is necessary to memorize selectively and know. Because that, partly, also is take advantage in order develop the theories. The talents executives, so necessary, as are the inhibition of functions, as are the memory of work. That is necessary to learn it and work it with the schoolteacher. Because the schoolteacher transfers emotion and humanity. That when it read in the speech of the Nobel Prize from Albert Camus in 1957, me nailed. The know-how transfer, the semantics, the syntax, the prosodia, the coloring emotional and what arrives to the values, not can do in a tablet.
More than Francisco Mora
- PhD in Neurosciences for the University from Oxford, PhD in Medicine for the University from Granada and professor of Physiology in the Complutense University of Madrid. Francisco Mora is author of books as "Neuroeducation: only can learn what mistress", as well as one of the major ones referring to level world regarding the improvement of the learning and the memory.
- What messages want launch to the educators and to the parents for improve the education of the children of the future?
Take awareness of the value of the education, for start. The human being is what the education does of he. So is thus, that if today caught in your school or in your family a boy of Antigua Rome, 2,500 years, or a boy of the Paleolithic superior, 10,000 or 12,000 years, and nothing else be born it brought, possibly the schoolteacher in the school not know distinguish it of a son of mine. Why? Because the genes of these children barely have changed since then. What has changed is the culture that us wraps. Are what are for that skills plastic that has the brain of transform with the words, with the emotion, with the feelings. Is what us does be what now are. But not differ, nor for skin, nor for genes. Are what the education does of we. Owed have a tipping point in a country as this. Need solid principles, basic, that are habits. That is what I require for a village as ours, a village in the future, where not has to think when put to the boy… but implement it creating the habit that us do better. Better citizens. Great improvement as value. Greater capacity of follow moves forward in all that means the science, in all that means the knowledge, in all that means the respect.