Monday, July 9, 2012

Brain and Learning

A quick blog - today I'm studying information at, which is Genes To Cognition. I'm in the Gene Finder section and studying Genes, Chemicals, and Cells. This is great information. The section on Long-Term Potentiation, as explained by various professors, makes it obvious that we need to repeat information to create strength. For example (this is my example), the more often we repeat multiplication tables, the stronger that knowledge is and the faster we can respond. This is a great site about learning and, in my opinion, all education programs in college should include a course on brain and learning for potential teachers.

DNA altered by Experience

In the new Aquarian Age Astrology, Virgo is the Genetic System and its opposite is Pisces, the Digestive System, which pertains to experience. Today I am on the website which is Genes to Cognition. I've been going through many of the videoes, especially in the Gene Finding area, which covers, genes, chemicals, and cells.
It was very reinforcing to find the video of Professor Eric Kandel in which he explains that events in the environment can have profound effects on gene expression and brain anatomy.
This tells me that the new Aquarian Age Astrology is correct. Virgo stops or tops out at Pisces and can be significantly altered there. The Sun as hiding Vulcan now rules Virgo and Pisces is ruled by Jupiter. Therefore, any aspects between these two can make significant changes in our lives.
Obviously, two twins born with the same genetics can experience two very different homes and treatment and become two very different people.
We can be born with talents and potentials and, because of experiences, never materialize those or extremely materialize them. Experience controls so much about us and, therefore, it is wise to control our experiences and determine with whom we want to spend time, where, doing what, which chemicals (as in food and beverages) we want to intake and what we do NOT want to ingest (2nd hand smoke, illegal drugs, etc.).