The films show dramatic resculpting in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) region of the frontal lobes within the cerebrum.
The March 2016 study, “Rule Learning Enhances Structural Plasticity of Long Range Axons in Frontal Cortex,” was published in the journal .
The latest research pinpoints the OFC as being a central player in the process of achieving goals by sculpting and rewiring your frontal cortex through neuroplasticity during active learning both on-and-off the court.
For the most recent UC Berkeley study, the researchers tracked daily changes in the synapses of the orbital frontal cortices of mice as they learned new rules.
On the flip side, in September 2015, I wrote a blog post, "Optimism and Anxiety Change the Structure of Your Brain," based on research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which found that adults who have a larger orbitofrontal cortex tend to have less anxiety and are more optimistic.
Taken together, one could make an educated guess that self-regulating your emotions requires active learning along with trial and error as you reinforce an explanatory style that creates a target mindset by sculpting and rewiring your OFC.If the insight is not rapid, may be heading for a mistake.Psychologists Robert Sternberg and Janet Davidson (1982) have studied people as they solve problems that require insight or "leaps of logic." According to them, insight involves three abilities.A number of different approaches to problem solving can be identified. Trial and error: If I forget the combination to my bike lock, I may be able to discover it by trial and error.In an era of high-speed computers, many trial-and-error solutions are best left to machines. Many problems cannot be solved mechanically or by habitual modes of thought.Although this is an animal study, the researchers believe these findings provide compelling evidence that supports the benefits of "active learning” in schools and workplaces.Active learning is an educational approach that advances critical thinking and problem-solving by doing an activity while simultaneously thinking about the task at hand.- Represent the problem in other ways, with graphs, diagrams, or analogies, for instnce. Doing so may eliminate many alternatives, or it may clarify what is needed for a solution. Psychologist John Bransford and his colleagues list five steps that they believe lead to effective problem solving: 5. Of course, each atempted solution may identify further subproblems. With humans we say that insight has occurred when an answer suddenly appears after a period of unsuccessful thought.These can again be tackled with the "ideal" steps until a final satisfactory solution is found. An insight is usually so rapid and clear that we often wonder how such an "obvious" solution could have been missed.As an ultra-endurance athlete, I spent decades mastering the ability to problem-solve during long distance races in ways that kept my cerebral mind in an optimistic state by learning how to self-regulate my emotions while navigating my way to the finish line.Like every athlete, I also needed to learn the rules of the game and understand sportsmanlike conduct through "cues, actions, and outcomes" necessary to guide one's actions in the pursuit of an athletic goal.