Life. Be in it.

Life. Be in it. is pleased to recognise and support Robert Palmer’s talents and expertise as demonstrated in the new ‘Live More Of Your Life’ website.

Fifty years have flown since Life. Be in it. issued its clarion call across the nation to ‘Be More Active’ and ‘Live More Of Your Life.’ We are proud to confirm that Australia has achieved substantial progress towards those two critical objectives — holding a five-year lead on other Western nations.

Meet Robert

Robert founded The Education Professionals Pty. Ltd. so that he could provide a long-term commitment to Life. Be in it. philosophies and values while assisting quality organisations to take a more active role in encouraging Australian communities and in turn to be more active.

Robert’s initiatives are built on a solid educational foundation that begins in early childhood, continues through the teenage years, and supports our parents and grandparents to become life-long learners. They focus on ‘building better bodies’ while also ‘building better brains’ through the practical applications of proven neuro-scientific research.

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New Frontiers Of Neuroscience

Advances in neuroscience are beginning to drive a revolutionary shift in the way we think about child development, as we learn more about the impact of both positive and negative experiences – and the interplay of experience
and genetics – on the developing brain.

For optimal learning to occur, the brain needs conditions under which it is able to change in response to stimuli (neuroplasticity) and able to produce new neurons (neurogenesis). The most effective learning involves linking multiple regions of the brain for the learning task.

Adequate sleep, good nutrition, and regular exercise promote neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, and keep cortisol and dopamine (stress and happiness hormones, respectively) at appropriate levels.
Active learning is associated with the lower levels of Bloom’s taxonomy such as understanding and remembering, and is associated with the hippocampus (the area of the brain responsible for memory and spatial awareness). The higher-level cognitive functions of Bloom’s taxonomy, such as creating, evaluating, analyzing, and applying, involve the cortical areas responsible for decision-making, association, and motivation.
More complex thought processes are more beneficial for learning because they involve a greater number of neural connections that takes advantage of this to stimulate a variety of areas of the brain and promoting memory.

The time has come to redefine early childhood development – linking separate fields of study, translating scientific evidence into practical, integrated interventions across health, nutrition, education and protection, and taking a more holistic approach to drive results for children.

The Importance of Building Better Bodies : Building Brighter Brains

‘We use barely ten percent of our brain capacity.’ – Dr Georgi Lozanov A native of Sofia, Bulgaria who has a passion for understanding how human beings learn. This led him to travel around the world to examine examples of super memory and learning achievements. Dr. Lozanov created a remarkably effective method of teaching based on how the brain actually learns.

‘We are just beginning to discover the virtually limitless capacities of the mind.’ – Dr. Jean Houston
Dr. Houston works with the United Nations Development Programme training U.N. staff and leaders in developing countries.

‘The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be, for all practical purposes, infinite.’ – Professor George J. Leonard. Professor Leonard speaks Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Russian, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. He has held the positions of Assistant Professor of English, Yale; Visiting Assistant Professor of English, U.C. Irvine; Writer-in-Residence, Scripps College, Claremont Colleges; and Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, San Francisco State University.

 

Some Important Differences Between Brains and Computers

  • Brains are analogue; computers are digital
  • The brain uses content-addressable memory
  • The brain is a massively parallel machine; computers are modular and serial
  • Processing speed is not fixed in the brain; there is no system clock
  • Short-term memory is not like RAM
  • No hardware/software distinction can be made with respect to the brain or mind
  • Synapses are far more complex than electrical logic gates
  • Unlike computers, processing and memory are performed by the same components in the brain
  • The brain is a self-organizing system
  • Brains have bodies – this is not as trivial as it might seem: it turns out that the brain takes surprising advantage of the fact that it has a body at its disposal.
  • The brain is much, much bigger than any current computer
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