Features of adult learning through interaction and observation. Mirror neurons


You can’t guess what we are preparing for in the middle of December! Honestly, we have never had such an exclusive and super exciting topic, so get ready and book on December 16 now.

Psychologist Olena Banas will introduce the algorithm for preparing lectures, seminars, online workshops, and other types of human learning. The most exciting thing is that this pattern is based on practical knowledge about mirror neurons and the neurophysiology of learning new skills.

Some reference information. In 1996, in the article “Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions” in the scientific journal “Cognitive Brain Research” were published the results of neurobiological studies of Italian scientists Giacomo Rizzolatti, Luciano Fadiga, Leonardo Fogassi, Vittorio Gallese held on macaques. Microelectrodes were implanted in the structure of the frontal lobe of the primate cortex, where mirror neurons (Italian – Neuroni specchio) were first detected.

The specialized neurons in the brain are activated when performing a particular action and observing the performance of these actions by others. Subsequently, they were found in humans. The scientists proved that neurons are actively involved in learning new things, learning information and movements, but only if the data is transmitted from person to person. Currently, research is underway on the function of mirror neurons in the reading process.

The phenomenon realizes in this way: the brain of one creature “reads” the brain of another creature, including both representatives of one and different species (we consider the study of the interaction of humans and birds and domestic animals).

Well-known Indian neurobiologist and neurophysiologist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran believes that mirror neurons play a key role in cognitive processes, including imitation and language learning. Also, he convinced that mirror neurons could build models of events and actions, using information that enters through the optical channel (observation of others, reading) and predict the future using the imagination.

Now imagine that this is just a tiny part of the lecture that Olena Banas will be happy to present us. During the lesson you:

  • learn five channels of collecting and assimilating information from the outside world (according to A. Mindell) and learn the basic concepts of the topic
  • get acquainted with the research on the participation of mirror neurons in the process of adult learning, perception and assimilation of information, consolidation of skills, and motivation for their further use
  • study examples of effective tools of the teacher, in the line of processing by mirror neurons of the external world data
  • get acquainted with the prepared checklist and its application in developing materials for a lecture or planning a speech

We are already looking forward to December 16. We are sure that you too.