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Science and Learning

The foundation of the BioMedical Balance (BMB) Learning Platform is based on the fundamentals of neuroscience, endocrinology, physiology, and biochemistry.  These areas of science focused on learning are based on metabolism, visualization, circadian rhythms, and personal motivation toward  mastering the ability to cross-correlate ideas and experiences from different subject disciplines (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics) for each student's benefit. 

The sections below outline the basis of these learning tools and will be taught to all BMB students to provide a foundation for their coursework while also proving a foundation for learning.

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Metabolism

We burn oxygen to create energy (and heat, not unlike a camp fire or a candle burning creates energy as heat). This is done through our cells, tissues, and organs, utilizing the air we breathe to produce energy when breaking down the food we eat.  This is how we generate heat to stay warm and generate biochemical gradients to stay cool based on our physiological needs.   

Oxygen is critical to optimum physiology when learning, so the breath (which delivers oxygen to our body) is a key component of optimal metabolism for all of our cells.

Neurons, our brain cells, are also oxygen burning cells, and when under heavy load (e.g. when actively learning) we  need more oxygen compared to when we are not actively learning.

We live in a world of "becoming" where nothing is truly fixed or static in nature and what we become is driven by what we do with this energy we are harnessing through the breath and the nutrients we consume. 

This is why becoming aware of the breath as a first step in meditation is so important--it has a key metabolic and energy controlling mechanism linked to our autonomic nervous system (ANS) as well as our overall metabolic utilization during the learning process.

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The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

If you are planning a career in any area of biological science or engineering you will come across the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and it's subdivisions, which are known as the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches.

These two branches help regulate our sense of calm, alertness, focus, and dreamlike states, as demonstrated during our wake and sleep cycles. 

Developing the personal awareness skills to modulate one's own ANS for specific types of learning mode is a foundational training tool for BioMedical Balance students.

Developing these skills allows one to becoming a more efficient, and balanced learner, as they advance along their educational pursuits toward more competitive career and academic groups

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Entertainment--Our Unique Circadian Rhythms

Our body has a clock system that is partially regulated by light and dark (melatonin-serotonin-pineal gland connection), as well as patterns of habit. For example do you prefer a morning or evening shower? Or are you a night owl who is up past midnight, or early riser who wakes with the sun?

At BioMedical Balance we teach our students to learn their natural cycles, and utilize the right time of day for the right task toward optimal and efficient goal achievement

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Neuroplasticity and New Connections in Learning

Our brain cell connections are not fixed. They are being formed and broken down to reform new connections all the time in a process known as plasticity

This allows us to recognize patterns as familiar, or new, and enables us to continuously learn new things, so long as we set aside time to focus on learning new things to keep one's mind optimized

At BioMedical Balance our students are taught study methods to help optimize new connections being formed when learning to make studying more efficient

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Myelination provides neurosignaling speed and Learning Intent focus development

Myelination serves as a type of insulation within our neurochemical systems.  When a connection is more myelinated than another it can carry more current and the current can travel faster. 

 

Because myelination is accomplished by Schwann cells, which require metabolic energy for myelination to occur, breathing focus and attention methods are taught to our clients to help maximize connections made while studying

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Your brain is an organ that sends and receives signals from throughout the body

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Our endocrine glands produce different types of signals depending on our level of hunger, thirst, or other bodily needs. 

For example the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis ( HPG axis) refers to the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and gonadal glands due to these individual endocrine glands signal as if they were a single entity.

Learning to utilize this signaling to one's advantage is one of the BioMedical Balance training principles

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Through ongoing research more is becoming known about the mind-body-health balance as it relates to the learning experience

What are your interests in maximizing your learning potential using advanced, and well-researched, neuroscience toward optimizing your career potential?

Let BioMedical Balance (BMB) know your interests and an academic counselor will be in contact with you soon. 

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