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How Many Things Can The Brain Concentrate on at Once?

September 9th, 2016 Viewed 1706 times

When we are busy with something that requires the use of sight, the brain reduces hearing to make it easy for us. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers from Linköping University in collaboration with others. The results give researchers a deeper understanding of what happens in the brain when we concentrate on something.

“The brain is really clever, and helps us to concentrate on what we need to do. At the same time, it screens out distractions that are extraneous to the task. But the brain can’t cope with too many tasks: only one sense at a time can perform at its peak. This is why it’s not a good idea to talk on the phone while driving,” says Jerker Rönnberg of Linköping University, professor of psychology with a focus on disability research.

He and his colleagues have investigated what happens in our brains when we are occupied by a visual task. One example is a student is taking an exam, while another is a person driving a car. The researchers also wanted to see how concentration changes when the background noise increases…

Driving or talking? The brain concentrates on one thing at a time

How Do You Teach Your Children about Money?

April 1st, 2015 Viewed 1116 times
School children at Mitchells Plain school. The...

School children at Mitchells Plain school. They draw learners from Khayelitsha and Philippi as well. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was reading Educating Your Children about Money and it had an interesting timeline to follow where it show different ages at which children can process different monetary concepts.  To me, this is a great idea to get them involved as early as possible since I did not really have that kind of education as I was growing up.

One of the things that I have tried to do over the years is to give each of my children an allowance that amounts to how many years that they have been alive.  This echoes the idea of getting a salary instead of paying for chores.  I find that paying for chores doesn’t really work for us, because not only can they opt not to do the chores (which is not conducive to family harmony!), but the book work can be harder to manage.  The way I’m currently doing it, they get paid when I get paid.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.