Question and answer
What are the relationships of brain functions that are specific to literacy and learning?
As it turns out, the very act of study­ing and learn­ing can help to keep the brain healthy. [ There is then a unique and ben­e­fi­cial inter­play between study­ing sci­ence, improv­ing health, and improv­ing brain function. To under­stand this inter­re­la­tion­ship, con­sider what hap­pens when you learn some­thing new. Every men­tal activ­ity — includ­ing learn­ing — is played out as pre­cise
elec­tri­cal and chem­i­cal activ­ity in brain cells. The elec­tri­cal activ­ity spe­cific to study­ing and learn­ing directly causes the release of a mol­e­cule called brain derived neu­rotrophic fac­tor or BDNF. BDNF was first iden­ti­fied as a growth and devel­op­men­tal fac­tor in the brain, but now is known to be linked to improved learn­ing and mem­ory. When BDNF is increased through this pre­cise learn­ing related neural activ­ity, men­tal func­tion improves. When BDNF is exper­i­men­tally blocked, mem­ory for­ma­tion is made more dif­fi­cult. How does BDNF help to improve brain func­tion? It helps to phys­i­cally build and reshape parts of brain cells so that the cells can strengthen their con­nec­tions to each other. These spe­cific mod­i­fi­able con­nec­tions between brain cells account for our abil­ity to form and strengthen mem­o­ries. Many details in this model of brain train­ing need to be filled in, but clearly, con­crete mol­e­c­u­lar links have been iden­ti­fied to sug­gest that cer­tain kinds of men­tal activ­ity are nec­es­sar­ily linked to improved men­tal ability. ]
Expert answered|reneeslerg123|Points 164|
Question
Asked 4/26/2013 6:03:28 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
How do the regions of the brain apply to school performance and learning?
Weegy: Whether the student has learned to learn, that is, created mental sets or strategies for regulating the learning process, is invisible to an observer but will determine what happens next in the learning process. [ However, some kinds of instruction or learning activities require that the student act on the environment, that is, produce observable behavior. The brain's motor systems are involved in such behavior generation: gross motor ... (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 4/26/2013 1:41:18 PM
0 Answers/Comments
What are the relationships of brain functions that are specific to literacy and learning?
Weegy: To a great extent, the language used by teachers and students in classrooms determines what is learned and how learning takes place. [ The classroom is a unique context for learning and exerts a profound effect on students’ development of language and literacy skills, particularly in the early years. Some have argued strongly that students should have significant opportunities to integrate oral and written language in the classroom, ... (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 4/26/2013 6:31:16 PM
0 Answers/Comments
17,143,380 questions answered
Popular Conversations
3(y+6)>2(y+4)
Weegy: Here are some characteristics of grace and forgiveness: patience, kindness, mercy, unconditional love, empathy, ...
8/26/2014 7:12:17 AM| 4 Answers
Which number is equivalent to the fraction 15/7?
Weegy: 1/100 is equivalent to 1%. 1/100 = 0.01 = 1% User: Find the LCM of 9 and 15. User: what is 180/10 reduced ...
8/26/2014 9:27:35 AM| 3 Answers
(x2 + 3x + 1)(x2 + x + 2) write your answer in descending powers of x ...
Weegy: 15x+2. If you are satisfied with my answer, please click 'Good' on the ratings. Thank you!
8/26/2014 10:57:24 AM| 3 Answers
What is Necrosis?
8/26/2014 12:27:04 PM| 3 Answers
Which of the following is not a group of people who influenced ...
Weegy: The answer is B. Celts. User: The Old English language relied on to communicate relationships between words. ...
8/26/2014 3:51:39 PM| 3 Answers
who is the president of mexico?
Weegy: The current US president is Barack Obama. User: fema Weegy: I will search you for the answer of fema exam if ...
8/26/2014 5:27:45 PM| 3 Answers
credibility
Weegy: Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. ...
8/26/2014 7:42:27 AM| 2 Answers
impertive mood
8/26/2014 8:25:18 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
Points 2274 [Total 23874]| Ratings 3| Comments 2244| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
Points 1887 [Total 5863]| Ratings 6| Comments 1827| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
Points 1806 [Total 15420]| Ratings 10| Comments 1706| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 1671 [Total 16698]| Ratings 5| Comments 1621| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 1663 [Total 9370]| Ratings 2| Comments 1643| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 859 [Total 18430]| Ratings 0| Comments 859| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 493 [Total 11154]| Ratings 1| Comments 483| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 470 [Total 5034]| Ratings 0| Comments 470| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 352 [Total 352]| Ratings 2| Comments 302| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 312 [Total 515]| Ratings 1| Comments 302| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.