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The Brain and Learning…do take care if you follow on to the linked web site…I wanted to enlarge the picture but accidentally clicked on an add to the right hand side …and was slightly shocked at where I'd ended up. The link is interesting though and seems genuine…just a bad choice in paid advertisements (in my opinion, some might think I'm a prude)
15 facts about the brain. The human brain is the most amazing and baffling organ of our body, as well as the source of many mysteries. Although the human brain makes only 2 percent of our body weight it has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels! positivemed.com/...
Left Brain vs. Right Brain -- Have you ever wondered why you act the way you do? Or which side of the brain you use more? Check out this interesting infographic on the left brain and right brain.
Another piece of art ed advocacy cheese to help with marketing to the masses. Note worthy here is the book, "Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education," Lois Hetland et al. This amazon.com reviewer comment by S. Locke encapsulates the core of what art ed brings to the education table. It is how and why I teach visual arts when I am the one calling the shots: "critical and creative thinking is not a matter of magic or divine inspiration, but rather the result of a mind set ..."
These are the main chemicals in our bodies that control everything from our emotions to how we respond to certain situations. They don't rule our lives if we use our higher brain to think about how we're feeling and why and then make the right choice no matter what we're feeling. We also need to have these levels evaluated to stay balanced.