>When someone is learning a new task (or whatever), the brain shows a lot
>of activity in the corresponding regions of the brain. After this task
>becomes "rote" the brain shows much less activity while performing the
>How would this knowledge help in teaching and learning to replace old
>"rote" ideas?? These pathways would have to be shook up in learning
>anew. (Like you folks are doing to me!)
Seek adversity whereever it can be found. Sometimes you have to be blind to see things. Stumbling around in the dark is the fastest way to cause stress <to your shin in this example> and thus induce change and thus learning <to survive>. IMO.