I. WELCOME | TO THIS EPISODE
Hello out there at the digital world receivers! We welcome you to our second GEHIRNfutter Podcast episode. We are Uwe Volk and Thomas Tankiewicz. And we are the co-founders of the NEURONprocessing Institute for Brain and Future Research. In our second episode we want to focus on the topic of perception.
With our GEHIRNfutter podcast we see ourselves as a travel companion to the limits of our consciousness and our perception - based on modern brain research.
What this journey of knowledge is all about can be seen in our GEHIRNfutter Podcast Trailer and listen to it. There you will also find our current broadcasting schedule.
And of course we start again with the news of the week. Say, what were our personal highlights.
- Uwe's highlight of the week:
Is part of the definition of perception in this episode - as a "perceptual highlight".
- Thomas Highlight of the Week:
Gehring and free learning for children and in schools:
Online Conference - "Schools of Trust". In German: There are alternatives to the mainstream school system?
Here is an excerpt from the program:
"Here you will find answers, impulses and inspiration, how we can give our children what they really need. For this we talked to teachers, brain researchers, school leaders, scientists, educators, authors but also parents of free students, free students who are currently at a school, free students who went through such a school and are in life today."
Many interviews explored the questions of how far:
- children are by nature curious and thirsty for knowledge and WANT TO LEARN?
- Learning happens most sustainably through ENCOURAGEMENT?
- Children are inherently social beings and WANT to fit into the society in which they live?
- ERRORS are part of the learning process and a valuable component of independent learning?
- FREE PLAY is the child's natural activity and the foundation for all further learning?
- SOCIAL LEARNING does not take place as the teaching of subject matter, but in daily interaction?
- Grades, classwork, homework, etc. are NOT NECESSARY for the learning process?
- that our REGULAR SCHOOL SYSTEM unfortunately can't offer that?
Among others, Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Spitzer - who is himself the father of 5 children - was interviewed:
In it, among many other interesting contents, the connection between positive learning success and the formation of self-confidence was shown. But his "hammer statement" was that for 50 years findings about brain-based learning have not been implemented in everyday education. I found this so extreme that I am currently researching the topic further.
For more information, see:
One of the focal points of our podcast is the topic of perception, which we want to explore more deeply on our joint journey of knowledge. And here we approach the topic differently than with the topic of consciousness: First from the scientific side and then we also want to rethink the topic in our think tank and present the results here in the further course.
Basic definitions of perception from the scientific perspective - with just extraordinary highlights and a little bit beyond.
Problem Interview Partner: In the podcast
V. SUMMARY OF THE BROADCAST
What has this show brought us in terms of content on our journey of knowledge that began today? With which questions do we go into the next broadcast and who can stand by us here as a professional expert if necessary.
Summary Uwe: In the podcast
Summary Thomas: In the podcast
VI. OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT BROADCAST
In the next show, we will present the rethought questions on perception from our think tank that we want to explore in the rest of the podcast. And we are looking for interview partners who, as experts on the topics of consciousness and perception, can tell us exactly what the current state of research is.