Students become Henry Molaison during the strong motivation and high class teaching of classroom
High class teaching mechanism is not necessary in school system because the amygdala system of student’s brain is hijacked and hippocampus is blocked in the learning process and brainpage development of classroom. We must learn a great lesson from the contributions of Henry Molaison’s life that amygdala and hippocampus play a significant role in the development of smart brainpage and strong memories. We know that the temporal lobe of cerebral cortex is the powerhouse of school learnography. In fact, amygdala is the modulator of learning mechanism and hippocampus is the regulator, search engine and compass of knowledge transfer.
Skill, knowledge and merit are the integral parts of student’s life. Children go to school for the learning of subject matter and it is acquired from the teaching performance of prescribed courses. School education is providing the system of conventional learning in which lessons are taught in classroom for the easy understanding of subject matter. The teacher becomes active in blackboard presentation and students remain passive in listening process. This is the theory of comfortable learning in which students are found dependent on teachers for the hardships and challenges of learning process.
Classroom performance is the main aspect of education system and its achievement depends mainly on teaching techniques and chapter presentations. High motivation runs in classroom and student’s amygdala is hijacked during teaching process. The hippocampus of student’s brain becomes paralyzed in high class teaching in which navigation of the learning space is not required to explore the objects, definition and functions of subject matter. Our children are learning in school education with non-functional amygdala and hippocampus like Henry Molaison who had inability to learn new knowledge and make declarative long-term memory. Learning initiative was completely lost and he never showed even conversational initiatives.
Neurosurgeon Scoville localized Molaison’s epilepsy to his left and right medial temporal lobes and suggested surgical resection as treatment for the seizures of epilepsy. On September 1, 1953, at the age of 27, Molaison’s bilateral medial temporal lobes were resected in which hippocampal formation and adjacent structures were removed including most of the amygdaloid complex and entorhinal cortex. His hippocampus appeared entirely non-functional because entire entorhinal cortex was destroyed which forms the major sensory inputs to hippocampus. Some of his anterolateral temporal cortex was also destroyed in that resection.
Molaison’s brain surgery was successful in controlling the seizures of his epilepsy. But he lost the ability of learning mechanism and long-term memory formation. Although his working memory and procedural memory were intact, he was suffering from severe anterograde amnesia and partially retrograde amnesia. It means he was impaired in his ability to form new semantic knowledge or remember past events a few years before surgery. Molaison’s life became the most intensively studied subject in medical history for the new theories of learning mechanism and memory consolidation.
Neuroscience provides the facts and findings of learning mechanism obtained from the study and research of mental or behavioral disorders. Learnography is the subject of applied neuroscience that I have used to develop school system and educational performance. The system of direct school is not very hard and it can be applied comfortably instead of teaching. Subject teacher acts as a chapter moderator to help students in brainpage making process. Smart brainpage of knowledge chapters can transform students into the small teachers of classroom. This is the most fascinating topic of brain learnography.
Space and memory are the building blocks of knowledge transfer. Memory travels in learning space, and so knowledge transfer is conducted with locations and space definition to use motor knowledge in high speed learning and memory formation. The space definition of association is hidden in human memory to navigate through the matrix, spectrum, segments, compass, module, formatting and intuitive ideas of progressive knowledge transfer. In fact, memory travels in space for navigation, exploration and finally learning transfer by applying the motor knowledge of brain circuits.