Classic Learning Research in Practice – Triune Brain – Connect to your Audience

We all have those moments that your learning does not seem to connect to the audience, we tend to blame the learners, however  it is the learning designer that is to blame. There is a vast amount of academic research available on how we learn … or how we build patterns in our brain … but how can you put all that research into practical use? Let us investigate the triune brain, and how this model helps you to connect to your audience.

The triune brain is a model originally formulated in the 1960s by Paul D. MacLean.

The model takes a simplistic approach on how the brain is layered into three evolutionary layers.

The first layer or brain 1 is the reptilian brain, a brain part also found in reptiles. Like with reptiles this part of the brain controls the body’s vital functions and is responsible for our survival instincts. Today our

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