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The Learning Brain

A summary of points from ‘Understanding The Learning Brain’, a NESA and TQI Accredited presentation by Phil Dye . For more about the presenter, click HERE.

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  • Brain basics and electricity: Click HERE
  • Brain myths and research: Click HERE
  • Getting to the Learning Brain: Click HERE

Phil Dye contact:
Phone: 0412 678 179
Email: phil@mindz.com.au

 

NSW STAGE 6 Investigating science

FACT or FALLACY?

Fact or Fallacy is strictly for Investigating Science Students.

Fact or Fallacy  Students will conduct a series of mind-based EEG experiments to prove Fact or Fallacy on several common beliefs. A common belief is that lying down helps a person relax and creates ‘Theta’ brainwaves. Another belief is that heavy metal music creates ‘Beta or Gamma’ waves and cannot help a person relax. The session investigates these beliefs using our EEG headsets to see if they fit into the areas of Fact or Fallacy.  We train the students on EEG use.

This investigation is different to the ‘Working Scientifically‘ session in that students don’t design their investigation. All guidance is supplied. For the full session outline, click HERE.

Outcome Points: (relevant to all the sciences)
11/12-1, 11/12-3, 12-5, 1/12-6, 12-7, 11/12-2

Group size: We can cater for up to 20 students in a research session. However, we only supply 2 x headsets and 2 x laptops for up to 10 students to use. Schools with more than 10 students in the session need to provide laptops or tablets for extra groups. They will  also need to purchase 1 x headset per extra group at the cost of $240. We provide training and notes on their use. Most schools find these invaluable for use in further investigation or teaching students how to find their ‘learning state’.

For costs, syllabus points and extra information, click HERE.

To inquire or make a booking, see below…

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Stage 6 Working Scientifically

NSW Stage 6 Working Scientifically

Mindz will guide classes through a 90-120 minute scientific exploration using EEG headsets we provide (up to 2).

The session is based around group scientific investigation, not lecture and presentation. After a 15 minute introduction, students will design an investigation and then collect, analyse and evaluate data following scientific method. They will then communicate this information to a specific audience.

For those new to science
If you have students new to the sciences, designing their own research project can be daunting. We offer an additional ‘practice session’ where students are guided through a research task using scientific method and our EEGs. This is a very step by step session which may not be suitable for advanced science students.

Outcome Points: (relevant to all the sciences)
11/12-1, 11/12-3, 12-5, 1/12-6, 12-7, 11/12-2,

Group size: We can cater for up to 20 students in a research session. However, we only supply 2 x headsets and 2 x laptops for up to 10 students to use. Schools with more than 10 students in the session need to provide laptops or tablets for extra groups. They will  also need to purchase 1 x headset per extra group at the cost of $214. We provide training and notes on their use. Most schools find these invaluable for use in further investigation or teaching students how to find their ‘learning state’.

For costs, syllabus points and extra detail, click HERE.

To book or inquire, see below

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Mindz Experiences in Sydney Top 10

It took us just over a year but the Sydney ‘Journey inside your Brain’ Experience has been ranked by AirBnb as number 7 in the top 10 Sydney Experiences.

Our experience differs greatly from other experiences in that it doesn’t showcase the beauty of Sydney or give a ‘physical’ experience like bush-walking, snorkeling or kayaking. It does take guests inside a 19th century Aussie pub for the experience and guests do love the irony of exploring their brain while having a beer!

We find 50% of our guests are locals or interstate visitors who want something a bit different or who are just interested in health, mindfulness and what makes them tick.

So far we’ve had 650 guests and over 200 5-star reviews. Special thanks to the AirBnB people for taking the risk on our ‘totally different’ experience and the hundreds of guests who’s stories and sense of humour never cease to amaze me.

Phil
Sydney Experience Host

NSW Stage 6 Biology

Infectious and Non-Infectious diseases of the brain
Our standard presentation has been adjusted to not only give students the full EEG Mind Control experience, but focus on infectious and non-infectious diseases of the brain.

For module 7, teachers choose one of the following  diseases as our focus.
⇒ Meningitis
⇒ Encephalitis

Content focus: The treatment, prevention and control of infectious disease both locally and globally. The study of the human immune system and its response to infectious disease. This includes:

  • Modes of transmission
  • Transmission during epidemic
  • Types of pathogens and the body’s response to exposure
  • Adaption of the pathogens to assist host to host transmission
  • Symptoms, imaging and treatment

For module 8, teachers choose one of the following diseases as our focus.
⇒ Parkinson’s
⇒ Alzheimer’s
⇒ Epilepsy
⇒ Cardiovascular disease (whole-body related)

Content focus: Engagement with the study of non-infectious disease and disorders including causes and effects on human health. This includes technologies in treating the disease and the epidemiology of non-infectious brain disease. We include:

  • Causes and effects – genetic susceptibility and new research
  • Internal systems allowing homeostasis via neural pathways
  • Symptoms and imaging
  • Technology used in Treatment and management
  • Patterns of the disease in a population

A smaller section is dedicated to the brainwaves that aid information retention and release – vital for students doing the HSC. The entire session is 90 minutes.

Outcome Points
BIO 12-14: Analyses infectious disease in terms of cause, transmission, management and the organism’s response, including the human immune system:
BIO 12-15: Explains non-infectious disease and disorders and a range of technologies and methods used to assist, control, prevent and treat non-infectious disease:

For costs, syllabus points and extra detail, click HERE.
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Newest brain research

We add new brain research every month. The research is usually not the original scientific papers, but plain-English discussions of the research from media, academia, government and health organisations.

February 2020 (c)
Many ask us about Deep Brain Stimulation – a procedure we talk about in our experiences for those with Parkinson’s or Epilepsy. Here’s a simple, personal story.
BBC News:
Click HERE

February 2020 (b)
What’s happening in the adolescent brain?
Cambridge University:
Click HERE

February 2020 (a)
Weight training staves off Alzheimer’s: New Australian research
The ABC: Click HERE

January 2020 (c)
Can a regular sauna stave off dementia? It seems so!
Psychology Today:
Click HERE

January 2020 (b)
The newest research on blood pressure and dementia. A New Zealand first.
The NZ Herald:
Click HERE

January 2020 (a)
ADHD medicine and it’s impact on the brain. An interesting yet complex read for those effected by ADHD.
Science Daily:
Click HERE

December 2019(a)
The amazing work to map the bio-markers of disease using AI and automatically tell the brain to send in the army.
BBC Science: Click HERE

December 2019(b)
Humans grow new neurons well into their 90s
The Guardian Neuroscience: Click HERE

November 2019
The increasing similarity between Autism and Dementia.
Neuroscience news: Click HERE

October 2019 (a)
Theta and the link to learning and memory
American Assoc. Advancement of Science: Click HERE

October 2019 (b)
New Australian study links dementia to air pollution
Neura:  Click HERE

September 2019
Diagnosing dementia through walking patterns.
Science daily: Click HERE

August 2019
Does Multi-tasking exist?
BBC Science: Click HERE

July 2019 (a)
How to escape the multi-modular brain state created by modern work
BBC Science: Click HERE

July 2019 (b)
Alzheimer’s Disease explained simply
Live Science: Click HERE

July 2019 (c)
The future of brain-computer interfaces
BBC Science: Click HERE

June 2019
Artificial intelligence helping find active neurons
Duke University and Eureka Alert – Click HERE

May 2019
Neurogenesis and exercise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s?
Nature Journal – Click HERE

April 2019:
Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation show promise.
Science Daily – Click HERE

March 2019:
Gut bacteria and mental health: the evidence increases.
Nature Journal – Click HERE

February 2019:
Does Micro-dosing improve Mood and Performance?
Neuroscience News – Click HERE

A wine each day keeps alzheimers away https://www.alzinfo.org/articles/moderate-drinking-reduce-alzheimers-risk/
Being in Theta: The Benefits of Autopilot sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/1…
Brain and Health brainandhealth.com/brain-waves
Brain Injury Australia: Measuring Concussion in Sport braininjuryaustralia.org.au/reso…
Brainwaves explained scientificamerican.com/article/w…
Brainworks brainworksneurotherapy.com/what-…
Could this explain our unique intelligence? sciencealert.com/human-excitator…
Exercise and the Brain: John Ratey johnratey.com
Exercise and the recipe for neurogenesis qbi.uq.edu.au/brain/brain-diseas…
Got an itch? Blame your brain. sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/1…
Know your Neurons blogs.scientificamerican.com/bra…
Modular v non-modular brains sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/1…
More on the left and right brain myth npr.org/sections/13.7/2013/12/02…
Neurogenesis and exercise psychologytoday.com/blog/the-ath…
Psychedelic drugs in the treatment of depression neurosciencenews.com/psychedelic…
The Herpes virus and its link to Alzheimer’s sciencealert.com/there-s-mountin…
The modular brain ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PM…
The Rosehip Neuron livescience.com/63441-new-brain-…