Neuropsychological model of learning

blog detials image


It has now been established without any doubt, that learning processes are based in, and arise out of neurological functioning in the central nervous system, specifically the brain.

The brain can be divided into 4 lobes, Frontal, Parietal, Temporal, Occipital. "Although there are specific areas of the brain responsible for different functions and behaviors, the brain works in a holistic manner.

It has been established that there exists a certain division of mental functions between the left and right hemispheres. Both hemispheres though separate, are functionally interconnected. They are capable of receiving and processing information, yet their performance reveals a marked difference in the functions they accomplish.  The human brain is notable for functional asymmetry which becomes marked as the child grows. It develops into a relative prevalence of the left or right hemisphere influencing the child's individual psychological characteristics and learning styles.

To conclude, an understanding of how the child learns and how the brain develops will enable us to maximize the child's learning abilities to last through the lifespan. ―

- Dr. Sulata Shenoy