Oral historians have long believed that we learn best through metaphors and that we remember best (i.e., retain information best) through stories. Well, if the Brain and Behavior Blogger can remember the offer, he'll write about stories on another occasion. In this entry, however, he's focused like a laser, like sunlight through a magnifying glass, like the steady point of a Setter, on metaphors exclusively and he's going to make you laugh like a hyena or like a baby being tickled or even like the B&B Blogger at a Steven Wright performance.
Okay. You can recognize a metaphor when you see one (or six). ...
Across time, the Brain & Behavior Blogger has focused on the amazing power of brain functioning and the fascinating aspects of its design and complexity. Ultimately, his interest lies squarely in propagandizing the notion that a deep understanding of the brain can pay huge dividends to managers, trainers, instructional designers, consultants - people across the board.
Where he has dealt with aberrant, especially with severely aberrant, behavior patterns, it has usually been from the perspective of highlighting the evolving discoveries in applied neuroscience that are helping to explain...
TiER1 Performance Solutions announced today that they received a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award from the Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL). The Phase I contract, called Competency-based Adaptive Training System (CATS), will develop a system to derive a learner’s competence from many sources such as assessments, high-end simulations, and peer review.
Through their Performance1 technology platform, TiER1 will build out a Competency Management System (CMS), which manages various domain-specific competency models and learner proficiency ratings. At the core of the CATS...
From the mid-1970's through the end of the century, corporate America sunk a bundle into Left-brain vs. Right-brain training. And, there's still a trickle of this sort of stuff around. "Training for a Right-brain Workplace." "Are you a left-brain or right-brain thinker?" "Conflict Resolution: Understanding Left-brained people in a Right-brained World." "Maximize your Right-brain Potential."
How about "Never mind!!!!" (Roseanne Rosannadanna)?
At each of two seminars (different months, different neuroscientists, three thousand miles apart) the Brain & Behavior Blogger listened...
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Here comes the hurt again, you'd think I'd learn
The more that I believe in love, the more I get burned
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I'm lying right here again, so close to the flame
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Here comes the hurt again, but I'm used to the pain
~~From an old Mickey Gilley song
In addition to every other...