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.