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What Are Learning Styles?

Studies show there are several different ways to learn: what type of learner are you? If you've ever attended a class or lecture, listened intently yet left thinking, "Huh?" then you might be a visual learner. Visual learners are the type who need to see a demonstration or example of a concept in order to understand and apply it. Still doesn't sound like you? That's probably because there are dozens, if not more, of different types of learning styles. Ranging in preferences toward individual or group learning, experiential, auditory and more—the unique genetic make-up of our brains makes us the individual learners we are. For example, some people are more prone to understand the complexities of science and math while others are better apt to dissect literature. Has science really proved the brain's one-sided dominance theory or is it simply a persistent myth?

Which learning theory do you believe—or is more research necessary before we can definitively decide there are unique learning styles at all? How can we become better learners in general? Put on your thinking cap and take a trip into the science behind learning.

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Is it true that some people are more 'right brained' or 'left brained?' Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are more logic oriented. But is this really a result of one side of the brain being more dominant than the other? Read More: An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis with Resting State Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0071275 "Lateralized brain regions subserve functions such as language and visuospatial processing. It has been conjectured that individuals may be left-brain dominant or right-brain dominant based on personality and cognitive style, but neuroimaging data has not provided clear evidence whether such phenotypic differences in the strength of left-dominant or right-dominant networks exist." Brain Mythology http://www.positscience.com/brain-resources/brain-facts-myths/brain-mythology "Some myths are based on a modicum of truth; others arise from misinterpretations or from a need for a great sound bite." The split brain: A tale of two halves http://www.nature.com/news/the-split-brain-a-tale-of-two-halves-1.10213 "Since the 1960s, researchers have been scrutinizing a handful of patients who underwent a radical kind of brain surgery. The cohort has been a boon to neuroscience — but soon it will be gone." One Brain...or Two? http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/split.html "How many brains do you have - one or two? Actually, this is quite easy to answer...you have only one brain. However, the cerebral hemispheres are divided right down the middle into a right hemisphere and a left hemisphere." The Split Brain Experiments http://www.nobel.se/medicine/educational/split-brain/index.html "The split brain experiments revealed that the right and left hemisphere in the brain are good at different things." The Superhuman Mind http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-superhuman-mind/201211/split-brains "Split-brain surgery, or corpus calloscotomy, is a drastic way of alleviating epileptic seizures, the occurrence of sporadic electrical storms in the brain." The Brain's Left and Right Sides Seem to Work Together Better in Mathematically Gifted Middle-School Youth http://psychology.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=psychology&cdn=education&tm=4839&f=10&su=p284.13.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=4&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2004/04/interhemispheric.aspx "There really may be something different about the brains of math-heads. Mathematically gifted teens did better than average-ability teens and college students on tests that required the two halves of the brain to cooperate." Lateralization of brain function http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralization_of_brain_function "The longitudinal fissure separates the human brain into two distinct cerebral hemispheres, connected by the corpus callosum." Watch More: 3D Brain Map: http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-402-most-detailed-map-of-the-brain-ever Exercise Your Brain: http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-439-exercise-genes Ode To Coffee: http://testtube.com/stufftoblowyourmind/ode-to-coffee ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com

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