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What makes it difficult for us to shift our thinking?

October 21st, 2009

Jennifer Garvey Berger explains why the way our brains work actually makes it difficult for us to shift our thinking.

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    Yeah, it kind of reminds me of what I learned in biology years ago about apoptosis – i.e. programmed cell death. I remember learning that all physical growth and development depends as much on the coordinated death and destruction of certain cells at the appropriate moment, as it does on the birth and growth of new cells. i.e. all part of a single process, where growth and ungrowth, birth of new cells and death of old cells, has to occur simultaneously and with the right balance…

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    Hey Rach,
    Now I’ve been spinning all day on what the difference is between learning and UNlearning. I mean, maybe there’s no difference? Maybe all the learning we do is an unlearning of what we knew (or, er, sometimes DIDN’T know) before. You’re shifting (or at least messing with) my thinking on this one…

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    I think our brains are great at learning, it’s the unlearning that’s the problem! I recall someone (I think it was Pat?) making a comment about this on another blogposting sometime ago.

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