What if we could (and maybe we already can) analyze our neural networks against how we function in the world intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, etc.? This would mean developing some type of human performance scale that we could correlate in some way to our brain maps.
What if we could then map any correlations we find to the learning experiences that led to our neural map and performance “health” outcomes?
What if we could use this information to deduce what types of learning experiences had the greatest impact on our performance outcomes and brain maps?
What if this information helped us rethink our current system of teaching and learning?
I wonder what we’d learn. I wonder what we’d change as a result of what we’d learn. I wonder if formal and informal methods of teaching and learning would change as a result of this information.
I wonder how culture and context would inform performance levels and brain maps. I wonder how trauma would inform both. I also wonder how a life of rapid iteration – one in which we quickly learn, respond, and adapt – would impact the extent to which our learning would be transformative and, thereby, how we’d perform, how our brains would map, and the extent to which culture and context would both impact and be impacted by what we’d learn
Can big data help us answer these questions, if the big data is derived from our brain maps and level of performance outcomes?
What do you think? Suggestions for reading and research?