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Classical Music, the Brain, and Education Intertwined


Classical music has not only been listened to but has been widely studied by researchers and scientists across the world. Research suggests classical musical can lead to increased cognitive thinking and therefore foster learning. The research is based on neurological studies and personal accounts assessing the relationship between music and the brain. Studies of the brain, surveys of students, analysis of music, and teacher-student interaction have provided credible information to draw certain conclusions that there is a beneficial correlation between classical music and the learning capabilities of a student. These studies should provide enough evidence to start the implementation of classical music in the classroom.
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Battle of the Data: Brain vs. Computer

The question has arisen of whether the brain or the computer is superior. The brain has the capabilities to drive a complex organism while learning new information constantly as well as applying it to the future. Computers are super-fast in today’s time and can out perform any human being in complex calculations as well as having as much memory as can be created in a factory. However, the brain has the advantage of being organic and able to withstand damage while recovering to perform just as well as pre-trauma, and in rare cases, better. Continue reading Battle of the Data: Brain vs. Computer

Your Brain on Data

After Georgia Tech, I plan on attending medical school to become a doctor, preferably a neurosurgeon. I truly enjoy the brain and its features. It always astounds me to see how interconnected the vast regions of the cerebrum can be. This structure is the creation of something absolutely awe-striking and is a testament to our never-ending search for a higher power. It is not a question of who came first, the human or the brain, because humanity is in tandem with the brain. Without our neurological capabilities, civilization itself could have never occurred, and the modernism we live in today would literally never have been considered.
My presentation in class felt rushed in that I had too much to say for specific slides. I rehearsed several times, but the words did not flow as well during the actual presentation. For the recorded version, I tried to eliminate this issue by shaving a sentence or two off of problem slides.
Due to the immensity of this subject, narrowing down my topic was rather difficult, and I still chose a rather broad subject that contributed to the lengthiness of my slide information; however, engaging images that correlated directly to my argument were rather scarce and required some tinkering in order to construe the correct message.
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This image portrayed the separation of left and right hemispheres. I had to monochrome the Spock section of the image because it was originally colorful which clouded the point of true separation of function. Visualizing the split between hemispheres can be redundant, so I incorporated two pictures that require the audience to think and thereby truly grasp the concept.
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The memory card here is almost satirical because during this slide I mention how the brain has infinite long-term storage. It pokes fun at technology by implying that the brain can already do what an SD card can. Technology definitely has its advantages like following directions perfectly every time and predetermined functions that take milliseconds to complete, but the brain still wins out for me due to its origin, organic components, and ability to “produce” consciousness.