Sunday, 24 May 2009

Life long learning

Photography student, WEA, Bathurst Street, City

To retain the plasticity of the brain - and to enhance its iterative learning ability - it is essential to get out of the habits of a lifetime and into new learning. Learn something totally out of left field: learn without a safety net.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

This, Julie, is such a moving photograph. And your comment is indeed one to be heeded. Thank you!

Clueless in Boston said...

That is true to never stop learning. I guess maybe I should take up the harmonica or something musical because I have no talent and would have to work twice as hard just to be no good at it:)

Julie said...

Well, maybe not quite that take on the concept! But - the theory goes - that taking up the harmonica is just the sort of thing for you - but only if done in a group. Neuroplasticity theory indicates that neural pathways are laid down more successfully doing something new and doing it socially.

As you probably know, talent is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But that is a whole nother conversation ...

Sarah Lulu said...

Take more risks ....I'm doing that.

And you know? I was thinking my hands are looking so old ..until I saw your beautiful photograph ...I need to acknowledge the beauty that comes with experience and years on the planet!

Thank you.....

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your focus on hands is extremely interesting ... I'm surprised at how much story there is to be told in the face and hands, without words. I am all for the lifelong learning thing ... there is just too much exciting stuff out there to not try and know some more of it.

Mo said...

A strong image.
I have left an expanation for you on my post yesterday to answer you questions about it.

altadenahiker said...

I never heard of that theory, but I guess that's the hidden reason behind my ceramics and botany classes.

JM said...

Your skills to photograph hands are simply amazing, Julie!
By the way, Plane trees are Platanus, no doubt about it! :-)

Lois said...

You really have a knack for capturing such wonderful moments Julie! Thanks!

Jilly said...

Another beauty in your wonderful hands series.

Cassie said...

I just found your blog, great photos! I really love the detail you captuerd in the hands. im trying to pick up some tips

I like the photos at www.sydneyspy.blogspot.com as well. That's as usyd student to, but I guess you guys are already know each other from like masters of design or whatev :p