Best years ahead for the adult brain

Neurology is providing new insights into how the brain works and develops, literally illuminating how the mind learns at different stages of life. These emerging discoveries are providing a scientific focus that some physical scientists believe will relegate learning theory to the historical dustbin by demonstrating what is happening in the brain and showing the biological processes involved with receiving, storing, and processing information (Kagan, 2008). Likewise, using the input>process>output model of the computer, cognitive psychology is providing a scientific foundation on the structure and function of mental processes that account for human behavior, and providing images of how and where learning occurs in the brain (Hunt & Ellis, 2004).