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Learning begins with a process in which we let more and more waves travel into our brains. According to my simplified view, each time we hear, taste, see or touch something, or get an internal stimulus from tuning sense, we get potential material (i.e. waves) for learning to occur. Forgetting occurs when new waves obscure the old ones, caused by the limited brain memory capacity or other electromagnetic wave behaviour phenomena. In addition to the process of forgetting, wave behaviour phenomena also leads to creativity; new waves (information) emerge caused by the phenomena.

Put simply and on a very basic level, learning manifests itself as an ability to respond with a reaction to a stimulus. We have learnt that red light on a road advises us to stop. Our whole life is a continuing series of similar infinitesimally small steps of stimulus-reaction. Impulses from our senses, tuning sense included, create a reaction in us. Our mind factors in all the impulses it is receiving, and calculates a result. In a way, it is like a mirroring water surface. The ripples interferencing each other on the water represent our past stimuli and experiences. They change how the surface refracts and mirrors its surrounding scenery. The ripples (waves streaming on our brains = past stimuli) alter the current result (mirrored image = reaction).


Written by Tomi Itkonen

January 1, 2007 at 9:53 pm

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  1. Wow..
    Great blog..

    Hmmm… I’m a little bit confused with the term of “waves”. Did you mean it for impuls/electricity or somekind of “waves of thinking” pathways? Or it’s a really-really a waves/brainwaves?

    “Forgetting occurs when new waves obscure the old ones, caused by the limited brain memory capacity”

    On the seminar titled “smart through movement” I attended last saturday, we also called it as use-it-or-lose-it. And it was happened in children after 5 years old. What I’m curios about is the mechanisms in our adolescent brain that learn how to priorities so many information. It’s ridiculous, I know, but when we know it, I guess we could also make our computer to learn how to do a priorities when doing a jobs and delete unuseful information (without any command from us).

    Hahaha…maybe it’s not an important things. Just wan’t to know…

    If you don’t mind, let me put your blog address in my blogroll,,,so I could read your blog easely next.

    Thank you for these great theories and informations.



    April 30, 2008 at 1:05 pm

  2. Oww…I almost forget
    this is my blog:


    April 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm

  3. Hello harkpratama! Yep, you can add this address to your blogroll.

    Regarding waves… In this context they are electromagnetic waves radiating from alternating current caused by brain’s electrical activity.

    Brainwaves, measured with EEG, are a summation, high-level view into these low-level waves.

    Tomi Itkonen

    May 5, 2008 at 3:09 am

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