Saturday, April 26, 2014


Artists Brains May be Different

From google image for education purposes only

Now before all the jokes start about artist are weird and their wires are probably crossed lets look at some of the later thinking in brain research.  Below is a partial statement from and article written for Hyperallergenic… click for whole article.

(Artists are often deemed “right-brained” thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.
Drawing on the right side of the brain: A voxel-based morphometry analysis of observational drawing” was published last month in the peer-reviewed neuroimaging journal NeuroImage. As the study states, ”structural brain differences in relation to expertise have been demonstrated in a number of domains including visual perception, spatial navigation, complex motor skills, and musical ability. However no studies have assessed the structural differences associated with representational skills in visual art.”) 
I find this fascinating because of growing up I knew my brained worked differently, but it took a long time for me to understand this and how to learn in the ways my brain would function.  Many SLD classes, most art teachers will tell you are people who are just visual learners.
Any number of children struggle in school because the teaching modalities do not fit their learning style.  It is time we look at the newest research and see how we must structure our learning for and how.

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