The history of Right Brain Education starts with the research done by Drs. Robert Ornstein and Roger Sperry in the late 1960’s. The results of these studies later led to Roger Sperry being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1981. Sperry received the prize for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres. With the help of so called "split brain" patients, he carried out experiments (just like the one you can perform by yourself in the Split Brain Experiments Game), and for the first time in history, knowledge about the left and right hemispheres was revealed. They found that each hemisphere contains a distinct personality, or set of characteristics, opposite from the other.
While Sperry and his colleagues found the different functioning of the brains, there was Dr. Glen Domman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who was working with stroke victims and discovered that certain movements stimulated brain development. Glenn Doman lived with, studied, or worked with children in more than one hundred nations, ranging from the most civilized to the most primitive. His primary work continued to be with severely brain-injured children. Glenn Doman used flashcards of words and math-dot cards to stimulate the brain and physical movement. Glenn Doman method has been followed widely to accelerate development in children beginning infancy. He founded IAHP (The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential) and dealt intimately with more than twenty-five thousand families over the last fifty years and strongly influenced millions of families through his books.
Discoveries made by Ornstein, Sperry and Dr. Gelenn Doman encouraged other brain researchers in this field and as a result during the past 20 years there has been a tremendous progress and revolutionary new knowledge contributing to the development of Early learning.
There is yet another man whom we should know whose early learning educational methods are practise widely. He is Makoto Shichida, a Japanese tutor, who began to use the stimulation methods and accelerated learning techniques with very young children, beginning prenatally. “Right brain friendly” method developed by him was known as Shichida method and is so successful across the globe. Those children who received this training had capabilities of speed reading, solving complicated equations, composing music and other amazing Talents even before the age of Six.
HEGL also known as Heguru is yet another Right Brain based early learning program. HEGL stands for Henmi Education General Laboratory. This method was developed by Hirotada and Ruiko Henmi over 30 years.
MySmartBaby is an initiative to provide mothers with all these international training methods to suit the Indian learning system. The MySmartBaby program will introduce various research based facts and discuss new age learning methods which are appropriate to raise children who will face the challenges of society in a couple of decades from now.
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