Physiology is Consciousness

This block I am in Dr. Fred Travis’ class Physiology is Consciousness and it has been awesome ! Dr. Travis is an amazing teacher and I have learned a lot from him and this class. Rather than writing about my experiences I will show you via video.

The first video is an example of the block final. All students have to create a game of some sort with the lessons learned during this block and on the last day of the class we all get together and play. My group and I are making a giant “board game” on a sheet where the players are the moving pieces.

The second video is a homework assignment done by my friend Ife Aziz. Our homework that night was to demonstrate the process of dreaming with the use of a creative tool i.e. drawing, painting, poetry, etc; Every now and then, in many of my classes we veer away from the traditional format of an essay to a more creative process to learn the material. This helps to break up the monotony that can occur with homework assignments as well as exercise new parts of the brain to increase coherence.

The best part of Dr. Fred Travis’ class is that on test days he brings in two home baked cookies for each of the seventy students to increase blood flow and brain functioning. Gotta love learning!

On a final note here are some words from Dr. Travis on the human brain and various meditation techniques.

About Supriya.Vidic

Sgt. Supriya S. Vidic was born in the Fiji Islands and migrated to the United States when she was nine years old and became a naturalized citizen at the age of 13. She spent her life moving from one city to another and when she was 19 she decided to join the US Army from Kansas City, MO. Her first duty station was Camp Hovey, S. Korea which was 10 miles from the DMZ. In Korea she was a part of the 1st Brigade Troops Support Battalion under the 2nd Infantry Division. While there she made the rank of Sergeant in two years. Also along with her military responsibilities SGT Vidic volunteered and taught English to Korean children who could not afford an English education. After her tour in S. Korea she went to Ft. Huachuca, AZ as part of the 11th Signal Brigade and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for 15 months from Dec 2007-Mar 2009. She spent part of her deployment working as a non-commissioned officer supporting the telecommunications needs of the U.S. Embassy and also as a Project Manager in her Battalion s3 Shop. Also while in Iraq she volunteered at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Baghdad and worked in the Intensive Care Ward for Iraqi Nationals where she was able to lend a helping hand and linguistic skills. She completed six years in the US Army earlier this year and is now studying Literature with an Emphasis in writing at MUM in hopes of making the world a better place through her writing.
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