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Brain fast-mapping and an innate way of seeing God

John Van Sloten

Mara
November 10, 2011

Good Piece.<br><br>Not to argue with the research but I did come across this when doing therapy for my son with Autism and it was stressed that "Fast Mapping" was more about Value Judgements than exclusions. Maybe that was just the source I was talking to. The value judgement imprints a personal emotional memory value. In the article the value judgment would be unknown vs known. Adding the visual "tail in the air" increases retention and is another value judgement because the subject has to decide which meets the criteria. By comparison in Autism therapy you start with 2 cards one is white with no picture, the other has the correct answer. Even a small value judgement like a child listening for the Pastor to say the word "Grace" in church and keeping track will heighten their ability to recall the entire message.<br><br><a href="http://ThinkChristian.net" rel="nofollow">ThinkChristian.net</a> and other ReFrame Media projects provide excellent opportunities for us to do this "Fast Mapping" most everyday. Thanks Guys! From the WalktheWay facebook page with its thought provoking call to action commentary, to this Bog which provides a chance to write back with verbal expressions of our "Value Judgements" on all sorts of issues related to how God works in our world. <br><br>-What happens when you turn Einstein upside down?<br>-Should Children play with a dax or a transformer?<br>-Is is good stewardship to have a numbat farm in Ohio?<br>-etc...<br><br>One thing I know from having kids, they ask LOTS OF QUESTIONS!<br><br>Matthew 18:3 was so right!<br>

Monica Selby
November 10, 2011

Whoa.  I have no intelligent comment except that I am blown away by this concept.  (Okay, so NO intelligent comment.)  I love when science proves God or can be used to draw closer to Him.  Thanks for this.

Anny
November 10, 2011

"Some of the smartest people I know recognize that they know nothing. This keeps them humble and constantly aware of, awake to and remembering all that is happening around them. Surely people of faith – those who claim to know the All-Knowing – can act the same way."<br><br>Wow! Thanks for this post- I'm going to work on knowing nothing.

Sistersharonblcl
November 12, 2011

However they may or what they believe when we do see god we will not be back to tell it and i do not get what a baby brain has to do with seeing god or Jesus for that reason. and those who may have pass away for a couple of seconds or so always stated that they seen a light never saying they seen god...when you leave this world for good with all due respect you will not be back until Jesus reign at the end of the coming of the son of man. glory to god where do they get some of these articles from is it just for the sake of conversation or to pick brain wow to god be the glory have a bless evening all.<br>

Mara
November 13, 2011

True Being Eye to Eye with GOD in your sense is not something to pursue now.<br><br>I think the article was more about training our minds to accept and recognize the unlabelled signs that Jesus is at work around us. We often miss it in our despair over the bad news of the day or the secular business of our lives but Jesus is here all the time walking beside us and working through us. When babies are hungry, they need milk. They taste it and decide if it is good or bad. If it is good they accept it as a gift and are grateful.<br>When a young teenager stopped talking to his friends to pick up a bag of potatoes that fell off an elderly lady's cart at the grocery store. That was Jesus.<br><br>When my son's classmates run to meet him day after day and year after year and continue to try to get him to say hi even though with his Autism eye contact is a miracle. That is Jesus.<br><br>Everyone who gives to a food bank is feeding the 5,000(000,000,000) - Is being Jesus.<br><br>Everyone who gives to programs to provide medical care to people with none is healing the sick - Is being Jesus.<br><br>Everyone who provides love, mercy and compassion to another is an expression of Jesus at work in our world. <br><br>So often we forget to acknowledge the presence of Jesus in the ordinary.<br><br>Keep doing the work of Jesus Sister! Be Blessed<br>

Mauricio
November 18, 2011

Fast-mapping or control by exclusion is not a therapy nor a "dormant learning process". This is just the way an organism responds to relations between stimuli. The "dax example" should be enough... When an organism is responding by exclusion it means that its responding is consistent with the "rule" "one object - one name". Nothing else... Btw, dogs, dolphins and gorilas can pass an exclusion test. Cheers!

Mara
November 18, 2011

ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis is the hallmark therapy for Autism programs and begins with a functional analysis of how the "organism", in our case our child, responds to the stimuli presented. This is the very heart and soul of one of the most difficult and scientifically sound, cognitive therapies available. Fast mapping falls within the ABA programming curricula when the child is working on discernment and discrimination.<br>

Sistersharonblcl
January 17, 2012

Amen brother sorry took so long to get back with you as i have not been on here in a while but the truth of the matter is so true too what you are saying i agree never thought of it that way have a bless day in Jesus

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