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Understanding The Neuro-Wiring

The Human Brain

To begin understanding the neuro-wiring in our bodies we need to start with The Brain.  It is the power-house & processing center for your body.  The brain can be viewed in 2 modes – conscious and subconscious.  Contrary to what many people believe, it is the subconscious that processes as much as 99% of all of our activity and information received!  

Next, our entire nervous system, comprised of the Peripheral, Somatic, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems, receives 4 billion bits of information every second as it must continuously monitor and maintain your internal environment in conjunction with monitoring and response to the external environment! Only about 2000 bits can be processed consciously.  Furthermore you can be awake or asleep while your subconscious is busy processing.  If you’re awake, your conscious brain is acting like a filter.  However, when you are asleep, there is no filter and your subconscious, while processing tasks, accepts what enters your auditory system.

Your cells, about 50 to 70 trillion of them within your body, play an integral part to all of your body processes and functions.  Their outer layer has different types of receptors that receive signals from its environment – the environment being within your body.  Factors, such as chemicals, sugars, proteins and hormones for example, in that environment, will regulate the protein inherent within the cell and will affect how the cell will respond.  When necessary, cells can change to accommodate the environment they are in.  What and how you think and react, along with what you ingest or externally absorb from the outer environment will directly trigger the body’s production of those factors ultimately resulting with an appropriate or inappropriate response.  

Within all the cells there is a DNA blueprint that can reconstruct an entire human body.  However this DNA does not determine or limit the potential or risks of that human.  Nor does this define or limit how much or what kind of intelligence that human will have. 

The different types of intelligence are Innate Intelligence, which is the “knowledge” every living thing has which allows it to adapt to the environment in order to function best.  In humans, for example, it’s how all of your major organs “know” what to do.  There is nothing to be taught or learned here. 

Analytical Intelligence is the ability to analyze and evaluate ideas, solve problems and make decisions.

Creative Intelligence is going beyond what is given to generate novel or interesting ideas.

 Practical Intelligence, the ability to find the best fit for one’s self and the demands of the environment around them. 

Finally, there are those who recognize Successful Intelligence, the integration of Analytical, Creative and Practical intelligences needed to attain success in life.

 How is all of this configured?  How does the infrastructure of the brain support all of the body’s complex systems and processes?  What causes disconnects in the brain’s message center?  Why and how is it that there are flaws in how systems are intergraded, whereby the output of the individual is inappropriate or unusual? 

What is more, how do you seek appropriate care?  What if you are struggling in any particular area?  And finally, how may these conditions impact, or perhaps are tied to a suspicion or diagnosis of any learning disability, i.e.  ADD or other pervasive disorder, Dyslexia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder including Sensory Integration difficulties and more. Not to mention the phenomena of Synesthesia, which is a unique condition when two senses are tied together. 

Dr. Elyse O’Desky, Pediatric Neuro-Psychologist for the Neurological Testing Center and Professor at Kean University  has presented the topic about Understanding the Neuro-Wiring along with many conditions that can affect children through Programs for Education sponsored by The CHILD Organization.   Professional development hours are also available for this program.  

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