Topic 1: “Learning, Language, and Mimicry”- The Power of Your Brain Int’l. Cartoon Call for Submission 2017

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

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Learning to speak was the hardest thing to do. We start nonlingual and within 18 months we have a core working vocabulary of 50 words that we can pronounce and 100 words we can understand. At age 3, we have 1,000 words in command and we start to construct sentences. By our 6th birthday, our vocabulary exploded to 6,000 words. And as we grow up,  it takes 50,000  words to master good conversational English.

This not included the children who learn second or third language which means they double or triple the information of words in their head. Baby’s brain is different from adult in which the neuron’s branch out in 15,000 ways. There is extra neuron wiring that learn language so easily and they key is the comprehension speed in baby’s brain to understand fast and distinguish each word, syllable and sound. Parents know the earlier they introduce a child to second or third language, the less effort for them to acquire.

Top 10 Tongues

  1. Mandarin (885 Million) the most speakers— by a lot
  2. Spanish (332 Million)
  3. English (332 Million)
  4. Bengali (189 Million)
  5. Hindi (182 Million)
  6. Portuguese (170 Million)
  7. Russian (170 Million)
  8. Japanese (125 Million)
  9. German (98 Million)
  10. Wu (77 Million)

Aside from learning a new language, brain also love to imitate because neurons in our brain constantly watch what other people are doing and mime it themselves and that is how we learn. Mirror neurons are found all over the brain. When a mother opens her mouth, her baby imitates her. Under a microscope, mirror neurons look like other neurons. What makes them special is the web of connections that links these neurons in the motor and the sensory that process the visceral and emotional reactions. And these mirror neurons vastly expanded over time. When the baby smile, her mother smiles too. And that is how the brain sets up a circuit. Scientist and researchers believe that mirror neurons could be the key the way humans learn speech, signal meaning to one another and develop primal feelings of empathy.

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Join!!  Hyperkreeytiv for its 2017 International Call for Submission entitled

“The Power of Your Brain.”

Submission in the form of cartoon, drawing or caricature.

 

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2017 International Call for Submission entitled—“The Power of Your Brain.”

How to Submit:

  1. Participants can submit maximum of 3 entries.
  2. Submit your work by sending your entries to hyperkreeytiv@gmail.com
  3. Images must be less than 500kb JPEG file in the following format:           surname_entry #_country
  4. Submit a short intro about yourself (not more than 200 words) and a photo or caricature not more than 200kb.
  5. Participants can submit entries until July 17, 2017.
  6. All works will be posted on July 27, 2017.

 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” -Oscar Wilde

 

Credits: Wikipedia and Your Brain- A User’s Guide

Photo: Google images

 

 

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