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RBE-Part 6-Purpose of Right Brain Education

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Right brain education does not focus on academic achievement alone. One of the miraculous results of right brain education is that all the children treated with this method develop a gentle and harmonious mind. They will start showing richly nourished sensitivity, humanity, imagination and creativity. This is the natural result of right brain education whose learning principles are based upon love, the sense of oneness and cooperation. On the other hand, left brain-centred education is based upon confrontation and competition.

The aim of the right brain education is not to give children mere knowledge but to foster love, the sense of oneness and cooperation among children.

Right Brain Education in Practice

We believe every child is a genius especially between ages zero and three. He can easily absorb tremendous amounts of information. He can accept information at a remarkable rate, and the more information he absorbs, the greater his mental capacity becomes. When we learn how an infant's brain functions between zero and three years of age, and make the most of it, we can raise our children differently and better.

Now, what is the most important beginning in a newborn child's education? Language is the most fundamental tool to open up a newborn child's heart. Especially the language of love. Besides that, there are a couple of things that teachers and parents need to know. Vocabulary is the most essential thing and flashcards are vital tools.

Show them the flashcards very quickly and they will learn with lightning speed- the left brain works at a low speed, and the right brain works at a very last speed. The functions of the two brains are different. When you input massive information at a very fast speed, you activate your child's right brain.

In 2005, a young neurobiologist Naotsugu Tsuchiya invented a technique, continuous flash suppression, which renders a picture invisible, hiding it from your conscious sight. Yet some part of your brain has access to the image and influences your behaviour in untold ways. The way it works is simple. Say Tsuchiya wants to camouflage a picture of an angry male face. With the help of a split computer screen, Tsuchiya projects a faint image of this snarling guy into your left eye. Your right eye sees a rapidly changing set of colored rectangles, one on top of another. If you keep both eyes open, all you see are the ever changing series of colored patches but no angry face. The constantly flickering colors attract your attention in a way that the static portrait does not. As soon as you close your right eye, the face becomes visible. But otherwise you have no inkling that the face is there, even though your left eye has been staring at it for many minutes. You simply do not see it. Functional brain imaging shows that this angry face still activates a part of your brain that is concerned with fear, the amygdala. That is, at least some sector of your brain knows about the face.An example of the unconscious mind at work. 

Speed Reading and Photographic Memory training flash cards go back as far as the late 1930s. Tachistoscope is a device that flashes a series of images on to a screen at a rapid speed to test visual perception, memory, and learning. It uses a slide projector equipped with a mechanical shutter system like a camera. It is capable of projecting "flashcard" images as fast as 2 seconds to 0.01 seconds per duration.
Tachistoscopic training was done during the World War 2 era. Samuel Renshaw (1892 - 1981) who was an Amerian psychologist, whose work became famous when he taught sailors and the Arm Forces to identify enemy aircraft in a split second. The technique involves showing flashcard images of planes (a few hundredths of a second per image) they have to recognise on to a screen.The training was known as the "Renshaw Training System for Aircraft and Ship Recognition".
Upon completion of the program, officers could identify more types of planes and ships with greater accuracy and with faster recognition time.
Tachistoscopic training is also known as FRT (Flash Recognition Training). Today FRT program is being used in the training of military and law enforcement professionals.

Right brain education utilises unconscious and large quantity input without the use of memorisation. Mechanical repetition without seeking comprehension opens up right brain circuits. When circuits are formed, comprehension naturally follows, and memory takes root. Although no conscious memorisation is attempted, the unconscious mind is recording. This is the right brain education method.

Children develop amazing concentration and absorbing power, and that is the most important part of right brain education. We are not aiming to give children mere knowledge but to give them the concentration power with which they can in later years learn things more easily.

Purpose of showing flash cards

  1. Flashing cards at high speed activates the child's right brain.

  2. It gives the child instant memory. Usually children learn with left brain memory function, but when they are given information at a high speed, the right brain memory is activated, and is naturally developed.

  3. The right brain and the left brain are well connected. By flashing cards, you show pictures and say words at the same time. Thus you connect both brains. As you know pictures and images are processed by the right brain, and language and words are processed by the left brain. Flashing cards strengthens these two.

  4. As the natural result of it, the child's left brain is also activated, and he learns words. Words come out naturally even from the speechless child.

At Braintastic, we personalise the flashcards as per your child's interest and current level. The flashcards are on a variety of topics-from science to encyclopedia to abacus to phonics so that your child keeps wanting more!

For details, enrol in our home-based program for children aged 0-6 years. Contact us to know more.

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