Why we don’t know why we’re learning from books, experts say
A group of academic experts says they’ve been unable to solve a mystery about how we learn and how we can improve our physical education skills.
They said the most logical explanation for why people don’t always learn to walk is that they’re learning to read from books and not from experience.
The answer may lie in the way the brain responds to different kinds of information, they said.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, researchers say there are more ways to understand physical education than you might think.
And they say it’s important to understand how the brain develops to understand what’s happening with the body, the brain, the nervous system and the brain-computer interface.
The researchers, including professors at the University of Southern California and the University at Buffalo, asked more than 1,500 people to read a list of physical education challenges.
After reading the challenges, participants were asked how they thought the challenges would affect their physical education.
Only 3 percent of people said they expected the physical education challenge to help them walk.
A majority of the participants said they thought reading a physical education book would help them better walk.
The next best predictor of how well participants would walk was reading the book themselves.
But most of the people who read the book read it from a book on the other side of the world, they wrote.
This suggests there may be another explanation.
“This paper shows how the learning process occurs, and how the system responds to information,” said James R. Cottrell, a professor of psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was not involved in the research.
“That’s a fascinating observation.”
The researchers looked at how participants responded to different physical education problems, and then they measured how their response changed with the amount of time they spent reading the physical challenges.
The authors said this revealed the brain’s ability to process different kinds and levels of information.
The physical education task, called “visual learning,” involves learning to walk in a specific way.
This includes a specific set of steps to get from one place to another.
Students then read the same book, but this time they’re required to walk with a computer in their hands instead of using a keyboard.
“This is a physical exercise in how the body learns,” said co-author Michael J. Mascarenhas, who studies how people learn.
The findings also shed light on how our brains develop as we grow up.
The study also showed that the more time students spent in the physical environment, the more they learned to walk.
And the more reading they did, the better their physical fitness improved.
Researchers said the research indicates that physical education is more than just a skill, but a skill with an important role in learning.
“We’re going to have a more complex, richer understanding of how we’re using our bodies and how that is going to help us learn and grow as a society,” said Mascarell.
The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.