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Which is how Einstein understood why things that seem separate or disconnected, are in fact connected – and connectivity is essentially, the most fundamental trait of Intuition. This is how Einstein was able to decipher and devise the grand General and Special Theories of Relativity. These theories opened up the worlds of Quantum Mechanics, which paved the way for String Theory and the more distinct fields of Astro-Biology & Particle-Physics. And by the definitions of e = mc2 — all of these fields are interconnected.  But, what’s most telling about these connections, is that our own unrequited inquiries into these fields of knowledge, makes them relative and essential to the development of our own human brains and unequivocally, our human Intuitions – which should help us connect everything we know, in addition to expediting what we still crave knowing about the universe, and our purpose in it. Okay, so that’s a mouthful – – or more like a mind-full. 

The question to present to all questions of knowledge is:  Are we connecting, or intuiting everything we need to know?  We might also ask if we are doing enough to emulate the genius of Einstein?!!  Particularly because, according to Einstein, we ought to be using our intuitions for everything, since “Intuition is everything”. Let’s explore and connect some factors about developing genius mindsets that, at least, imitate the intuitive genius of Einstein.  To start with, each of us possesses an intuition, as well as unique abilities  that are endowed by the genius of Nature, along with its universal partnership and original source of knowledge  — (i.e., the laws and language of the universe).

But first, it’s time to clear up a few distasteful narratives. Let’s be anything but opaque here. Einstein never said ‘consciousness is everything’, or that ‘arithmetic is everything’, he stated that, “intuition is everything”. Any scientific experts will humbly admit that there is little consensus among them to settle any descriptive agreement regarding “consciousness”, and for all their ramblings about Einstein’s intuitive genius, they rarely encourage open forums to discuss “intuition”. With all due respect to Nobel Prize laureates, such as Eugene Wigmore, who pondered on and on about Schrödinger’s cat and the traits of consciousness in determining the condition of the cat, in conjunction with the deliberate act of observation; for all the endless books and airy fairy discussions about “consciousness”, exactly what has “consciousness” done to resolve coherency in any information systems or solve any world problems? None! However, in all fairness, the one thing that consciousness does perform for us is its absence under the influence of anesthesia.

Well, that having been said, it’s connectivity time, i.e., defining the authentic traits of intuition:

Intuition is everything”. Children learn language intuitively; they never do it “consciously”. We use language for everything. Intuition is the universe’s naturally free internet service, interconnecting everything, and connecting us to every dimension of knowledge and information – if only we’d all become connected to our own genuine intuitions. Early intuitive language development is a necessary requirement for cognitive development. For instance, you should be able to learn another (bunch of) language(s) intuitively at a later stage in life because you’d originally learned a language intuitively during the foundational stages of cognition. But had you missed the opportunity to learn any speech and language skills intuitively at a very young age, you would be unable to learn language proficiently in the latter stages of life, including your “mother tongue”. One of the other most practical traits of intuition is the ability of transferring, and/or transposing information from one system of knowledge to another. Bottom line is, language is used for everything so everything you learn ought to be cohesively interconnected.

So, can we now begin to see how important it is to establish a theory of relativity between intuition, cognition, and language, which altogether, formulate the basic connecting computations for achieving “intuitive genius”? Benjamin Franklin – another genius – proposed the concept “become a jack of all trades and a master of one”. Unfortunately, a great many people are unaware of this original statement because we unconsciously follow the contorted pop trend non-genius version of describing someone as a ‘jack of all trades and a master of none’. Okay, enough digression.

What kind of mind is needed to define whether the following anecdote is idiocy or conspiracy? If intuition is everything, as Einstein declared, why do we keep disregarding this guidance if we are so bent on emulating his brilliant genius? Computer Scientists are confidently determined to make computers more intuitive. By the way, it is noteworthy to acknowledge that if computer scientists want to develop more intuitive computers, then they need to start working with the traits of intuition rather than fooling themselves into believing that intuitive-A.I. for computers can be coded on the traits and features of memory. Intuition is far superior to memory and even bypasses the mechanics of memory, just as we do for our general everyday language skills. For all of their exquisite coding efforts, they still need to become proficient in Intuition 101. Still waiting to see that happen!

Every field of knowledge is equally interchangeable with “Math”. Everything is built upon the fundamental principles of mathematics, or the language of the universe as defined by Physics – and these basic mathematical laws are what interconnect everything. That simply means that the mechanics of intuition are hiding in plain sight – everywhere. This should also mean that Physicists ought to discuss intuition more than they dabble with Arithmetic. But such is the literal meaning of cognitive dissonance and counter-intuitive thought processing that defines the limited range, or percentage of mind-brain potential that we’ve staggered around upon for thousands of years. It certainly defines how, unbeknownst to most folks, “Arithmetic” has never been a synonym for “Math”. “Everything” has never been all about the Arithmetic, but everything is all about the Math.

The variables required for equating human genius include the explicit connections between Language, Cognition, Intuition, The Fundamental Principles of Math, and Natural Science. All of these functions must be cultivated in accordance with the human brain’s hard wired capacity for Compassion, Optimism, Creativity and Decision-making – these are the properties that generate and incorporate intuitive genius and full human brain potential. A little margin note is in order here ~ let’s remove one concerning factor: ‘Evil Geniuses’ need never apply, meaning that true human genius can only be built on the elements of compassion and optimism. The human brain has never been equally hard-wired for good and evil, this is an historical falsehood. It also means that we can depart from the wasteful time consuming effort of trying to artificially affix morality and ethics into the ambiguous properties of “consciousness” – which as mentioned, is only worthy as when it’s absent under anesthesia.

So, here is the disconnecting tale wherein either idiocy, or conspiracy has been misguiding the process and progress of human intuitive intelligence – but it is a fate that can still be recovered, especially during the cross-roads of human civilization and globalization that we are currently engaged in.

More than a half century after Einstein’s final residency in Princeton, and after having adamantly proclaimed that “Intuition is Everything”, how is it that none of the grand universities on the planet, including Princeton itself, has missed conceiving of an MBA, or Ph.d program offering a credentialed degree in Intuitive Intelligence and how it is relative to everything. It seems so surreally discombobulating.

Going back about 20 years, a national early education board was at the height of mandating that all Early Educators must omit the specific negations no, not, don’t, can’t and shouldn’t for all teaching techniques, guidance skills and all functions of young children’s cognitive development. This issue was neglected by most Early Educators, and this widespread non-compliance, forced the board to discontinue issuing the mandate and its significance. Meanwhile, for all Neuro-science had uncovered about how the young human brain was unable to process, or hypothesize the literal inversion of a devalued verb by a negation, especially considering that verbs are the main part of speech in any language, the mandate’s significance still died without a tear shed. Notwithstanding that death, never did a single memorial arise in a published form, by an accredited MBA or Ph.d candidate documenting the connections between language, cognition and intuition. And what, with our relentless pursuits about the retentions and losses of “memory”? The point is that it is unnecessary to consciously remember everything. Intuition gives us the ability to recollect anything we’d ever need to know, because with intuition, everything we’d ever learned would be connected somehow, and transferable within our human neuro-nets – if only we’d been intuitively developed, yet we continually miss propagating the genius of intuition.

To date, only one set of books and resources addresses these connections, and to date, they have also remained unchallenged. They are unchallenged because the professional world still misunderstands the intuitive connections between Cognition, Language, Relationships, Emotions, Reasoning, Common Sense, Critical Thinking, Logical Hypothesizing, Doing the Math, and the whole authentic development of our human brains. If we want to really solve problems and innovate, we need Intuition!

That is the tale; the unrecognized, or unrecognized and unrequited depiction of our birthright and destiny to master intuitive intelligence. We are all either part of the problem, or part of the solution – part of the conspiracy, or part of the idiocy. Teens however, are in neither of these categories. As teens are navigating the final trimester of their intuitive-cognitive development, they have the opportunity to substantially alter the progress of human history by acquiring and practicing the interconnecting traits and mechanics of intuition that can still unleash their own genius – and everyone has an intuition. Only Cognitivology® is offering the means and information for that task. So, stay tuned and stay connected. Signing off for now, C. Woolf, principle author of Cognitivology® resources.

The Overall Brain Review – Why your brain matter matters in every matter of life. What is brain development – Really? What exactly is ‘higher brain development’?

The time has come in human history where EVERYTHING needs to be reviewed in the matters and terms of human brain development. EVERYTHING from education to social issues, technology, love, war, peace, trust, relationships, politics, etc.
All of these matters are directly linked to the processes of our brain matter, and these brain matter processes must go beyond just reviewing snippets or partial processes of our brains’ challenges. Understanding ourselves means understanding our brains and understanding our brains means more than just dealing with ‘this is what your brain is doing when you’re on drugs’, or ‘this is what your amygdala acts like when you’re excited’, or this is what is failing to happen in the frontal lobe and limbic systems of a serial killer’, or this is what duress the brain is suffering under the conditions of Alzheimer’s’, or this is what causes teens to act the way that they do’.
All issues of human development; health, economics, criminal activity, philanthropy, behavior, intelligence, decision-making, world progress and especially adult self-improvement as it is relative to the stages of cognitive development must be viewed, reviewed and overhauled in accordance with the total and full potential of the human brain.
In other words, how would we actually strive, thrive, survive, interact, think, feel, learn, lead, teach, share, work, help, invent, and contemplate within the context of a fully developed and 100% activated brain — as opposed to the historically typical model of using only about 20% of our brain’s potential ??? More specifically, how would a fully activated brain affect the way we process and apply free-will, creativity, intelligence, and behavior?
The simple answer to these questions point to the matter of why we’ve been unable to tap into latent brain potential. The short, straightforward answer is that we need to approach the matters of human development – i.e., the matters of human BRAIN development – from the standpoint of Intuitive Intelligence development. This is the central matter of all human brain matters that has been left unchartered and under-nurtured. What else could it possibly be? We have addressed practically every other facet of human development. Intuitive Intelligence makes up the whopping 80% of human brain potential that we have been missing for so long – and the most we’ve done is to dabble in intuitive intelligence as some mysterious mystical process. But it is a substantial process of our cognitive development. We learn language intuitively and language is used to learn everything else, so intuitive intelligence has to do with, well, literally EVERYTHING.
But the most unknown factor about exploring the possibilities of total human brain potential – which is the same as achieving total Intuitive Intelligence potential – means reconciling with the understanding that Intuitive Intelligence potential (are you ready for this shocking newsflash?) means understanding Preschool Brain development. Whoa – what do the issues of world hunger and climate change have to do with preschool development? – EVERYTHING!!!
We need to process solutions for EVERYTHING and the highest form of human intelligence and behavior – or higher brain development – means we are using our intuitive intelligence capabilities.
Unfortunately, this realization, indeed, this connection has gone totally unrecognized by virtually every field of science, even neuroscience – – and until we can reconcile with this connection – that is, Intuitive Intelligence as an interchangeable equivalent of Preschool brain development – then any attempts to produce ‘higher brain potential’ will continually evade us and suffocate all efforts of human development.
What is human progress?  What is Human Development? What is Consciousness or Global Awareness?  These sound like complex questions, which they are, but “complex” should never be confused with “complicated”. 

We might – as a hypothesis – say, “What is Animal Progress”? or “What is Animal Development or Animal Consciousness or What is an animal’s sense of Global Awareness?  So what is actually the difference between human development and animal development?  The development, behavior, intelligence and potential of any living species depends on what is fundamentally and naturally encoded in our brains and then carried out by our sensory tools and motor skills.   Animals are born with fully developed brains, or rather at least, they are born with all of their synapses and neurotransmitters already connected — which is why they are able to respond to the true nature of their abilities and also why their full development takes place within a particularly and comparatively much shorter time after birth than humans.  Humans are born with underdeveloped brains and we need a full 21 – 25 years for our brains to fully develop.  Simply put, without any complexities, human development IS human BRAIN development. But here are two key things to keep in mind.  One is that human brain development takes place during the CHILDHOOD  years and humans, historically and to date have only tapped into a small portion of our brains’ potential (approximately 20%).  So human BRAIN development IS in fact, CHILD BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.    Humans, or human progress has been plagued with problems – the solution is UN-COMPLEX – – the one problem behind all problems of human progress is the human development problem of human child brain development. We are the only species that have massive and sometimes incomprehensible and even reprehensible problems within our own species.  Animals never experience problems within their own species on such a scale and it’s probably fair to say that the only real problem that animals have is humans.  Our problems can be solved by simply solving the problem of Human Child Brain Development.  In the Neuroscientific world, the highest function of the brain’s potential is defined by the development and application of the Prefrontal Cortex that modifies and regulates emotions in conjunction with intelligence and reasoning skills.  Cognitivology stands by the idea that there is more to the Prefrontal Cortex than just that, but that the Prefrontal Cortex actually makes zero distinctions between the most altruistic of compassionate behavior and the ability to INTUITIVELY reason highly attuned creative intelligence skills.  The Cognitivology assumption is that these aptitudes are meant to be highly integrated and that there is an early cognitive development basis that predisposes the Prefrontal Cortex for this indistinctly integrated most advanced trait of human brain potential.  The key foundational building blocks for this adult feature of the highest function of our brains requires a certain intervention of care  during the childhood phases of brain development, in particular, the preschool stage.  The highest grade of human development, behavior, potential and devising solutions for our world problems will require the full development and use of our Prefrontal Cortexes to exercise highly compassionate and skillful reasoning solutions as an indistinctly inseparable aspect in our attempts to resolve conflicts and compounding problems.  Professionals are constantly speaking of early intervention, but rarely actually devise a comprehensive solution for the early intervention of anything when it comes to solving world problems.  The only solution to solving world problems is to solve the problem of human brain development and full human brain development depends on using the full capacity of that supreme Prefrontal Cortex, which depends on the full and appropriate development of the Preschool stage – THAT  is what the Preschool stage is for.  It is a misconception that the Preschool stage is meant for academic preparation, but it is understandable that people think that way, because academia is hardly set up to secure and ensure the full development of the Prefrontal Cortex that does most of its higher development during the teen and early adult years.  In essence education, and brain development should be thought of as one synonymous idea.  When we can begin doing that, then we can reform early childhood brain development, and all the years of brain development to be congruent with the goal of total brain potential. 

Praise for ‘Education Week’

Praise for “Education Week’s” article by Stephen Sawchuk regarding President Obama’s proposal on upgrading the importance of preschool education.
In particular, writes S. Sawchuk ~
“Research indicates that children’s cognitive and social development are linked to the quality of interaction with preschool teachers, regardless of their educational levels. Such findings have spawned interest in frameworks that describe effective practices in such interactions, and can serve as the basis for professional development and coaching”
This is the best information that could have been pointed out by anyone examining the quality of Early Education and the interactions that should be going on between Teachers-Parents-Aides and anyone else involved in the care and cognitive development of Preschoolers.
So, what qualifies quality interaction for social, cognitive and emotional development in preschoolers?
Many abide by certain philosophies, cultural influences and upbringing or parental styles, but the criteria for interactive qualities that ensure the best for preschoolers emotional, cognitive and social development must be drawn out, or derived by the brain’s natural requisites for preschool brain development.
So what is the brain doing during preschool and what is the brain ultimately preparing for? This is the question that needs to be raised for qualifying a framework for preschool development.
Preschool Teaching Expertise requires a simultaneous combination of:
-Open-ended instructions
-Guiding children’s freedom to Explore
-Natural Science as the basis of all classifications of Knowledge
-ALL of the Fundamental Principles of Mathematics – describing the basics of all classifications of knowledge and all interrelated functions of Early Cognitive Development
-Non-negated language/communication/guidance reflecting open-ended possibilities supporting the Brain’s developmental system to acquire infinite knowledge through Compassion and Optimism
-Foresight guidance and enforcing the knowledge of advantageous possibilities with a focus on eliminating hindsight guidance or reinforcing through consequences / consequential knowledge (Because the human brain is ultimately, by adulthood, designed to exercise foresight and intuition, and the intuitive inclination to use foresight is intuitively established during the preschool stage).
-HUGS must also be re-implemented into the order of appropriate preschool brain development – –
Preschool teachers can hardly do their job appropriately if they are banned from hugging their students. Affection is an extremely important part of human brain development, because the human brain is an emotionally developed brain. Also, if Preschool students are going to develop as they should through free exploratory learning, then Teachers are also going to need to have Creative Freedom in their Teaching Practices.
[This also means that any close-ended formats of “teaching” must go, and this specifically includes close-ended literacy development, homework, ditto sheets / following inside the lines and inside the box lessons and teaching practices at the preschool level.]
The name of the Educational Game for Preschool Brain development is Creativity as a cognitive process during this stage of natural intuitive development – the key words being ‘creative’, ‘cognitive’ and ‘intuitive’. These three aspects are as one aspect to the preschool brain and the only time in life when they will be merged and poised to function as one.
This united feature of preschool cognitive brain development ensures that the basic building blocks for quality critical thinking, common sense, out-of-the-box thinking and compassionate, interactive working relationships can meld together to produce innovative thinking in all areas of human existence.
This approach also solves problems, resolves issues and even dissolves unnecessary resolving of a variety of difficulties that would never arise because young brains are being cultivated or configured to operate more in accordance with natural potential.

President’s proposal on Preschool

I’ve written to the President on several occasions about the importance of preschool development. I’m unsure if he’s actually reviewed any of the information that I’ve sent him and his administrations, so I will write my newest letter to him right here ~

Dear Mr. President B. Obama,
Thanks for finally paying attention to Preschool. Notwithstanding the outstanding job that the Perry system has successfully implemented for young children, the deeper values of the first five years of brain development are still being sorely overlooked. We’re faced with a dual problem for educational and societal development that still must be addressed simultaneously, regarding early education.
It’s not just about education dollars and funding. It’s not about creating a Wall Street type equation for economic and market development, or monetary investments now that will project and yield a high rate of return in a productive workforce in the near and far off future. It’s much more than that. Do we need to prepare young students to have equal opportunities in our future workplace? Absolutely ! But what we also need, what professionals in all fields are begging to acquire, and what your administration keeps crying out about more than anything else is INNOVATION, INNOVATION, INNOVATION.
Innovation requires INTUITIVE development. Intuitive development must be, and can only be established in the early stages of intuitive learning. Our nation also needs more foresight and a lot less hindsight, this is something that can also only be fostered and fortified by early intuitive-cognitive development.
To achieve both a productive workforce in all communities and give all communities of children an opportunity to be innovators in society, plus dramatically reduce many of the problems that plague our communities, we need to ensure early intuitive-cognitive development with a creative emphasis on a Natural Science curriculum that is modified and diversified by the Fundamental Principles of Mathematics.
The A,B,C’s and 1,2,3’s can wait until first grade. Early literacy development implemented as a focus to prepare for elementary school is a quaintly prevalent concept but it is a gross misconception about “academic success” when we’re considering the variables of critical thinking, conscientious behavior and intuitive-creative-innovative progress. As a matter of record, all of the leading academic countries, such as Finland and Japan, wait until the end of age 5 or 6 to begin formal literacy skills.
Until we understand the exquisite, intrinsic and rigorous definition of Preschool brain development, we will continue to miss the WHOLE point. We need to implement an integrative approach – and by the way, integrative development is also useless without a basic intuitive-cognitive foundation that gives children a connecting sense of familiarity for all fields of knowledge, as well as healthy social skills.
Thanks for trying, I hope you will continue to be enlightened.
Sincerely, Carla A.M. Woolf

Neuroplasticity; challenging the synapse and neurotransmitter “pruning” theory in the early stages of development. Part 1

What is the definition of Neuroplasticity? Basically it is the human brain’s – that is
the adult human brain’s ability – to re-map and re-configure the connections between
synapses ~ the information/type of information that is passed around the brain’s
intelligence network, a neuro-net, comprising its billions of synapses and
neurotransmitters. It is the modem of the human brain where all knowledge and
information gets processed.
New evidence even points out that adults can and do develop new neurons, but how
many new neurons, what would we use them for and, incidentally, what is a
connection anyway? A synapse-neurotransmitter connection is just one microscopic
point that information about your thoughts and feelings are passed around in your head.
Your head meaning that there are billions of these microscopic synapse-neurotransmitter
points that make up a whole network of information connecting – and for the real 411,
each information thinking pattern was originally designed as an information feeling
Neuro-scientists sometimes forget to inform the general public about this
connection between feelings and thoughts and how this connection is far more relative to
neuroplasticity than they are willing to explain. But in order to understand this
connection, one must understand the processes and developmental properties of the
preschool learning-feeling-thinking brain – and the preschool brain makes zero
distinctions between learning, feeling and thinking. It’s just that for sophisticated neuro-
scientists to be dabbling in the learning-feeling-thinking processes of the preschool brain,
it just conflicts with their sense of scholarly-ness.
This is precisely the reason why Neuro-scientists are befuddled by the discourse
and struggle between the back of the brain and the front of the brain, because the
potential harmonious connection between the back of the brain and the front of the brain
is primordially decided during the preschool stage when the middle part of the brain, or
the mediating part of the brain comprising the left and right sides, which more or less
houses the brain’s neuro-net, is formulating its major connectivity network that will
eventually connect to the front of the brain and the general higher thinking cortex parts of
the brain.
The higher thinking ‘cortex’ parts of the brain develop their most refining abilities
and properties for complex intelligent thinking beginning in the teen years and stretching
out until the early to mid-20’s – when the brain finalizes its total development, but hardly
the end of learning. Learning is a lifetime process and the years of brain development
help us set up this lifetime learning process. But the foundation of the brain’s structure,
the basement level, so to speak – just like the foundation that will hold a building in place
– this foundation is what is set up during the preschool stage. It is far more major than
even Neuro-scientists can give it credit for.
When folks in general agree upon the notion that the early years make-up the
foundation for all of life’s tendencies – whether inadvertently or knowingly, what they
are saying is that the first major set-up of the brain’s information processing center is
being constructed.
The first set-up of this information network, or information processing center is the
first major connection set-up between synapses and neurotransmitters. Synapses and
neurotransmitters connect information as associative partners and associative groups so
that information has a network to pass information around in patterns that make sense and
that can be worked to apply to our abilities. This first major network is made during the
preschool stage. These first major associative connections of this network, that is, these
first initial connections are the hardest to change, break and re-design into new
associative connections between what we think and feel.
But there are ways to ensure that these initial first time connections never get in the
way of how we feel and think and how we use our abilities, there’s a way to ensure that
we never even have to work so hard to change these original basic connections, because
these first connections can be made in such a way that they just go ahead and form new
patterns of thinking and feeling the moment we decide to feel and think differently. It is
hard to change these initial-first-formed patterns and associations because they were
made when thinking and feeling had absolutely no distinction or difference whatsoever.
When you are learning as a preschooler you are feeling-thinking-learning. They
are impossibly inseparable. This basic tenet or structure in the way we use our brain’s
neuro-net as adults is completely overlooked in the adult self-improvement world. Until
the adult self-improvement world reconciles with this basic fact, the adult self-
improvement world will just keep going around in circles and recycling the mere 20% of
brain potential that we have been using for thousands of years.

We will bring you Part 2 next week…. Please, if any of this subject is interesting visit our website: http://www.naturaullypreschool.com and we can also be found at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Preschoolers-Gooroo

Helping Neuroscientists keep up with the Neuroscience.

Neuroscientists are still baffled by how the “back of the brain and the front of the brain can make peace” in the words of senior science writer Jeffrey Kluger, written in an article in the March 2012 TIME magazine issue. There is simply NO REASON in the world as to why Neuroscientists struggle to reconcile the interconnectedness of the human brain’s total potential. The path toward understanding this constrast that seems so mysterious is simple – it merely requires understanding the preschool brain, but heaven forbid Neuroscientists should humble their hackles to explore this undeniable factor in the process of finding the solution to getting the “back of the brain to make peace with the front of the brain”. In other words, if the front of the brain and the back of the brain were two countries trying to find peace and reconciliation between their differences, then the preschool stage would be the ideal and very capable ‘U.N.’
For the immediate present, we are presenting an interlude here before we move on to the promised topic of how ‘free will is inextricably linked to human development, human intelligence and human behavior’. People like to point to many causes for any number of particular types of problems that humanity experiences – – – However, as mentioned much earlier, the problem behind all human problems is a problem of insufficient brain development – that mere 20% we’ve tapped into, which does little to ensure that the battlefield between the front of the brain and the back of the brain is replaced with a peaceful and very constructive purpose.
It’s a simple concept, if a butterfly emerged from its coccoon before its wings were fully developed, it may fly and it may even defeat the odds, but it will struggle unnecessarily and it will be at odds with its full potential. This is very parallel to human development. The preschool stage is the stage where the wings of human potential are developed and in order to fully spread those wings a full potential of the traits and features of preschool development must be fostered.
According to the researchers who are in possession of the leftovers of Einstein’s brain, Einstein’s gliel cells were different than the average brains cells of the same sort. Also, apparantly his brain was functioning like that of a young adult more than that of a person his own age. Additionally, his frontal parietal lobe was larger than the average person. Okay folks, this is hardly a difficult equation to calculate…. The young adult thinking brain, the wiring and activity of the gliel cell neurons, and the larger than usual parietal frontal lobe area are typical of intuitive intelligence. This is not mysteriously magical. It is simply a mind that works intuitively – an intuitive mind in charge of the brain rather than the other way around. The foundation for the development of an intuitive mind is entirely dependent upon the intuitive development of the basic building blocks of preschool cognitive development – and every process of preschool cognitive development is an intuitive development process. What does that mean? It means that every child has the opportunity to become even smarter than Einstein when we pay very close attention to the importance of the preschool stage of the human intuitive mind-brain connection which is established during and only during the preschool stage. It is only slightly complex, but it is definitely uncomplicated, and using the compatible lingo that fully activates this preschool mind-brain-behavior-intuitive-intelligence connection is a property and process that must be acknowledged by the Neuroscience community and in general by educational administrations.

What do Preschool and making a cake have in common?

The first answer to this question is that both should be properly prepared.  The operative words here are “should” and “properly”. With the entourage of adult self-improvement info, it has been made clear that certain words impinge upon our sense of choice and free will, and this is certainly the case with the words ‘should’ and ‘properly’. But children are still learning the endless open-ended possibilities of everything, and that includes these words. The main message here is that, in our attempts to improve our own adult issues and experience the value of newly learned and applied information we give our best efforts in trying to apply newly learned techniques to the children in our lives. But more often than realized we do this without taking into account how it is that young children’s brain are developing and operating.

In order to combine some better definitions of “should”, “properly”, “free will”, “choices” and the differences between child brain development and already developed adult brains – that are still capable of plasticity – we’ll use cake as an analogy.  There are thousands of possibilities when it comes to the opportunity of making a cake, there will certainly never be a shortage of choosing a desired flavor and style of cake. The ingredients are equally as flexible and even substitute ingredients can be used to make a cake more conducive to our desires and even health concerns.  Then of course, the cake decorating phase has infinite possibilities. Here also, our free will and ability to decide and make choices is an endless proposition. But there is one phase in the cake making process that is generally inflexible and non-negotiable, and it is the step that requires the proper mixing of the ingredients that should result in a smooth batter – which is one of the best conditions for ensuring that the cake will bake well.

There are two important analogies here that are relative to the preschool stage of development that are also non-negotiable.  One is that similar to making a cake, there are certain basic ingredients that must be included in the cake batter-making process.  At the preschool stage of learning and brain development, there are also certain ingredients that must be included for the foundation of proper cognitive development that will influence a lifetime of learning.  Secondly, all of the required elements for preschool, like all of the necessary ingredients for making a cake, there must be a smooth amalgamated mixture that becomes one batter – or one pool of basic learning ingredients – that are smoothly mixed together.

In other words, once a cake’s ingredients are smoothly mixed together, the distinction between eggs and flour and butter, etc, are indistinct, it’s just a bowl of mush.  The same goes for the basic cognitive learning elements of the pre-K stage – for the preschool brain, all of the basic cognitive learning ingredients are one whole smooth indistinct mixture of learning elements. In fact, the whole cake making process can be likened to the phases and applications of human brain development and eventual potential, and the multiple possibilities that go into these efforts in conjunction with free will, which is vitally essential to the human development process.

The gathering of the various choice ingredients for the making a cake and the flexibility on the use of ingredients and to some degree the measured amounts of ingredients is similar to the infancy and toddler stages of emotional brain development.  The mixing of the cake’s ingredients is relative to the preschool stage. The baking of the cake, its quality, its essence, its basic constitution is relative to the elementary school years of brain development, and this stage is significantly influenced by the preschool stage. So for instance, if you followed the recipe and ingredients for making a cheese cake, however much we may wish, desire or insist it will likely never come out as a chocolate cake.  The cooling of the cake for a new phase in the cakes’ total process would be the pre-teen years that is preparing for a completely new phase of the cake making process. The decorating phase of the cake is like the teen years of brain development when the options and possibilities of planning and creatively applying designs with our unique abilities is at hand and ready to receive skillful and very experienced guidance from adults who are already cultivated in the art of critical thinking, decision-making and planning.

Thanks for tuning in, the next blog will discuss more about how free will, decision-making, and intuition are essential to human development, progress, relationships and the application of our abilities.