“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” ~Galileo Galilei
Watching the film “Lucy” over the weekend I was amazed that the director said he had talked with at least a dozen Nobel prize scientists over the course of a decade. Whomever these scientists were, they seemed to live in an alternate Universe, where educational theories and research such as Howard Gardner’s MI theory, the psychology of “flow” and the educational application of neuroplasticity research is unknown.
In one of the interviews with a “leading” scientist who helped advise the film he talked about the power of ADHD drugs. Its like he was clueless to what educational researchers know about mindfulness training and how skills are self-constructed by learners over time, through long term practice and application. The film is correct in saying that most people use only about 10% of their brain’s potential, but there is no chip implant or…
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