ERIC Number: ED251654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Holographic Brain: Implications for Training Design.
Jones, James R.
Without special training, most people predominantly process data in one of four ways. Few achieve a coveted whole brain state that integrates such important but separate brain functions as logic and intuition. With new training techniques that exploit the holographic properties of the brain, organizations may be able to tap powerful whole brain processes and help people adjust to the paradoxes that accompany changing cultural and commercial paradigms. These new techniques are based on data drawn from theoretical physics, living systems theory, the work of brain theorists Paul McLean, Roger Sperry, and Ward Halstead, as well as Carl Jung's typology of healthy personalities. Their findings suggest that trainers should chart the processes they intend to use in training and determine which learning styles they engage. As the training outline is devised, trainees should lay out a grid that indicates the styles they are calling upon and determine whether and when participants are asked to operate in their thinking, intuitive, sensing, or feeling mode. By appealing to all styles, a trainer can insure that key messages get across to everyone. Communicating to persons who are operating in various mind styles as well as spotting error signals activated in the training is a professional challenge. Fortunately, no matter how well defined a system is, there are always ways to use the brain's design functions to advantage. Successes with whole brain processes point toward resolving one of the fundamental paradoxes of this culture: the desire to have a high degree of collective purpose while maximizing individuality and diversity. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Personal Awareness Inst., Washington, DC.