Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thinking on your feet

A great article in the Boston Sunday Globe (Jan. 13th) draws connections between moving and thinking. Here's an excerpt:

"The brain is often envisioned as something like a computer, and the body as its all-purpose tool. But a growing body of new research suggests that something more collaborative is going on - that we think not just with our brains, but with our bodies. A series of studies, the latest published in November, has shown that children can solve math problems better if they are told to use their hands while thinking. Another recent study suggested that stage actors remember their lines better when they are moving."

While this article only gives a brief overview of the concept, it's very interesting, and fits into FableVision's philosophy that there are many ways to learn, and everyone thinks differently.

Read the whole article here.

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