The brain is our last medical frontier. It has long been a mystery, and it is masked in myths. We long believed – erroneously – the brain was set from birth and could not be healed when injured by trauma or a dementia.

Now we know differently. A brain can repair itself through neurogenesis. This is attributed to neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to generate and reorganize “synaptic connections,” especially when learning or following injury at any age.

While we are far from a pharmaceutical solution for dementias, there are easy measures healthy adults can take. Leading physicians and researchers believe adopting tenets of the Mediterranean lifestyle can measurably improve brain function.

Exercise: At least 150 minutes of brisk walking every week

Mediterranean-style fresh food prepared with olive oil

Lifelong Learning: Something new that is brain challenging

Socializing: Conversing purposefully with friends & family

Meditating: Cooling the brain for 20 minutes each day

Taken from https://mymemorymatters.org/education/

How do you help yourself remember important tasks each day?

In what ways do you think human memory is different from computer memory? Are there any ways in which it is the same?

What do you understand by the term “active learning”? Can you think of other ways you can implement active learning in your English studies?


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  1. Juan Orlando Salazar escribió:

    Hello everyone.
    1. How do you help yourself remember important tasks each day?
    In my case, use an agenda
    electronic, it is easier to record the activities, search or postpone them, as well as the automatic options that it has such as prioritization, alerts, etc.
    2. In what ways do you think human memory is different from computer memory? Are there any ways in which it is the same?
    Well, the computer has two fundamental types of memory, one for temporary storage (RAM, stores data and only works when it has electrical power) and one for permanent storage (hard disk, external disk, external memory, etc., stores data although does not have electric power).
    The way of communicating between both elements (memories) of the computer are similar to man, RAM is similar to the daily memory of temporary storage of man, stores data of frequent, immediate activities, until we go to rest (sleep) there performs a process of transferring the significant data to the brain, in the case of the computer when we select save we pass the data from the RAM to the permanent storage device.
    The difference is not in the finality, it is in the internal form of structuring the data, the computer uses a binary system, while in the human brain it is still a field of investigation.
    On the other hand, the computer does a sequential processing of data, orders are organized in order of arrival, while the human brain can do parallel processing several elements can process at the same time.
    3. What do you understand by the term “active learning”? Can you think of other ways you can implement active learning in your English studies?
    Active learning is a learning based on the student’s experimentation, that is, they have better retention if they experience activities, so there are not only concepts but experiences that are better captured by the brain.
    Other ways to implement active learning for English are reviewing paper (research summaries) in English concerning study of our interest.


    For daily activities I use an agenda and to schedule meetings I use Outlook
    The memory of a human works differently to the memory of the computers, considering that ewe humans have conscience and reasoning in the other hand the computers only store information.
    Active learning is an strategy based In the student’s learning through an experience of collaboration and individual reflection on a permanent basis. It promotes the use of searching skills such as analysis and synthesis of information as well as an active adaptation to problem solving.
    Learning in the study of English, teachers can create study groups online that are exclusively for their students and use them to share their own content. In this way, students will have to access these materials through the network and learn to use them on their own. With these tools you will have to organize independently and learn through a process of margin and error. In the event that they remain stagnant and do not know how to continue, they can interact with the rest of fellows who are enrolled in the group and exchange their doubts with them. Once they have taken the trick of each resource, they will be able to create their own content with fluency and take the reins of their own learning.

  3. Norma Mercedes Mina Aparicio escribió:

    Hello everyone:
    1.- To remember all the tasks, I help with the use of a personal agenda, where I detail with date and time, each activity that I schedule.
    2.- The human memory is in different parts of the brain, and it fulfills a cerebral function that intervenes in all the learning processes of the human being. This memory has a lot of information that is stored and mixed together at an incredible speed, that’s why it is compared to a CPU, but as an organic machine that needs to be fed to produce energy. The human person, through his intelligence and reasoning, selects the data that are necessary for them.
    Very different from the memory of a computer, which is a machine, which has no intelligence, where the information (programs, data, work that is done) is well ordered by the action of the human being, otherwise it would not work. The place where this information is stored, is called CPU (Central Processing Unit).
    On the other hand, we have that the memory of a computer can be turned off, while the brain can never be turned off.
    So we have that both human memory and computer memory are used for the storage and processing of information, to execute tasks. Likewise, both can increase their storage capacity, while the memory in the brain can grow by strong synaptic connections, the computer’s memory does so by adding new chips or hard disk.
    Also both memories can deteriorate over time: The memories of computer machines deteriorate due to years of use and new programs, and human memory also deteriorates with age, which loses its functions due to the decrease in hormones and chemical components.
    3.- Learning is “learning by doing”, where the student is an active subject, directly responsible for their learning.
    I can implement this active learning, by pre-reviewing all the material to be learned and then organizing it by subject.
    Have a notebook, to write new words and build a vocabulary in English language learning
    Listen to music and sing in English.
    Hear notices in English
    Go to the web, see and hear topics in English
    Read simple books in English.
    Continue traveling to countries that speak the English language, to understand their language and customs.
    What do you think?

  4. Diana Paola Rodríguez Sierra escribió:

    I use different methods for remember important task in the day, for example, one notebook where I write task for to realize daily, google calendar for work meetings and medical appointments; and my cell alerts to remember different things like birthday, appointments and payments.

    The computer memory is faster, with greater storage capacity and saves and process information on a large scale like images, videos, music, files and it use different tools and programs for this end.

    The human memory is different but we can also remember moments, situations, people that can produce various feelings in us. Keeping our memory also depends on our health because we could suffer of brain injuries that affect our memory. I think both could be the same when they fulfill the same function as remembering and storing.

    The active learning is when is the learning is daily and used some tools for it. In English can be listening to music, watching videos and movies, reading articles and newspaper, talk to people from other countries in the internet. Also, enter different sites on the internet where I can reinforce my English skills.

    what tools do you use to learn English?

    Take care
    Good night



    Brain health is very important, I hadn’t thought much about it. I remember the important tasks when yo repeat in my memory all thing that I will do during day and then I program myself.

    I think that human memory is different from computer memory because the memory of the person produces a lot of information on its own, but it is disorganized, while the computer’s memory is organized and needs a human being to store it.

    “Active learning” is very very interesting, I thing that we would must have individual reflection and sharing experiences permanently. We would must practice our abilities of research, analysis and synthesis of information, over all the solutión of problems.

    King regards

    Enma Sánchez

  6. LUIS FERNANDO escribió:

    Dear teacher,
    I think there is an error within part 1 of HOMEWORK 3, in the word “LEAF” in relation to the blank space and the text. What does “50p.” Have to do with it? I don’t understand.
    “Finally, only one in seven could say what the cost of three 50p. (8) —- is” (LOAF) — Loaf of bread?


    The computers offer us many benefits in being able to keep our small and extensive files of images, readings, songs, sources, etc. The human being also has the same ability and capacity to save so many moments of his life and his storage depends on the age. I think I find a part of equality, we are both exposed to losing our memory depending on the context, situation and reality. For example, the computer depends on the extension of its memory capacity, but according to the advances of the technology before a new version, the previous version loses the capacity of its memory and its risk is to lose the memory before a virus. Regarding, the capacity and storage of the human being will depend on the style and rhythm of life so that it can give a good use and development of its memory. Remember that we are vulnerable in our life. Therefore, no one is free from suffering an illness or death.
    In as much, “Active learning”, is learning by doing and not limiting itself in being a passive being when it is being learned. For example, the virtual course may seem like passive learning, but it will depend on the strategies or techniques of the student as he transforms it into an active one. For example, our theme for this week is about memory, prefixes and suffixes. We can interact through Internet pages, engaging with foreign people, reading more about the topics in various sources, developing exercises, listening to songs, etc. These are the ways I can make my learning more active. Do you have others?

  8. José Edgardo escribió:

    Good day,

    * How do you help yourself remember important tasks each day?
    I help myself daily by pointing out in a “post it” the important tasks that I have to do at work. In the house chores such as pick up my children, making some purchases or to attend a medical consultation I program an alarm on the cell phone. Also I usually send myself messages to whatsapp to remember them and keep them in mind.

    * In what ways do you think human memory is different from computer memory? Are there any ways in which it is the same?

    The main difference I find is that the memory of the computer is wider, it can process and order more complex information in a few seconds. The information stored by human memory is smaller and disordered, and is processed according to the needs you have.
    I do not believe that human memory is the same as the memory of the computer. The memory of the computer responds according to the programming that we make and the data that we enter, besides it would be empty if we do not enter information. In human memory we not only find data and information, we also find intelligence and reasoning, as well as information about our feelings and emotions. By managing the information of the memory we can arrive at judgments, conclusions, change the ideas and remember them according to our needs. The memory of a computer is a machine, the memory of the human brain is based on intelligence.

    * What do you understand by the term “active learning”? Can you think of other ways you can implement active learning in your English studies?

    I understand by active learning the commitment that the student has to put their effort and perseverance in assigning a continuous time to learn a certain topic of their interest.
    To have an active learning in my English studies, I am reading magazines and articles, I listen to music, as well as I watch videos of songs and movies. It helps a lot to learn to converse with people who speak English fluently and who know the subject.

    Good weekend

    Jose Edgardo

  9. Armando Alzamora escribió:

    1. How do you help yourself remember important tasks each day?
    I write in a notebook the most important task. On this way, I remember them always. Otherwise, I would forget several tasks.

    2. In what ways do you think human memory is different from computer memory? Are there any ways in which it is the same?
    I think human memory is different from computer memory in its speedness. The firts is more slow than the second. Also, I believe the human memory seems to computer because our memory is as magnificent as the “machine”. Both are able to store very much information.

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