Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Visual learning in multi-sensory environments

The complex interrelationships between visual, auditory and haptic modalities in learning reviewed in this article address one of the central claims in HIPoeces work: that simultaneous engagement of positions in the visual field, accessed and designated by movement and touch, and anchored by both auditory feedback through the ears and somatic resonance in the bones of the neck and skull form a very powerful nexus.That drawing together of sensory data in one "clump," along with the metacognitive, linguistic context of the sound, word or larger construction (what we refer to as a TAG = touch-activated ganglion) is key.

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