My Elbert: Neurodiversity and The Cerebellum

Any number of patterns of rhythmic electric impulses are produced in different parts of the brain. There are four types of typical brain waves: alpha, beta, theta, and delta. These are similar and relatively stable in all normal individuals. Brain waves help in the diagnosis of certain neurologic disorders, including brain lesions and the likelihood of having a seizure. Important Statement: “In a very broad sense, near–10Hz (Thymus) waves may function as a widespread “system clock” for many parts
of the brain.” Similarly, researchers have long suspected the alphas originate in a brain region called the thalamus, the waves’ definitive source and function remain elusive, says Roger Traub, a mathematical neurologist with IBM. As well, the beta wave, arises from the thalamus, the part of the brain that relays sensory information to the cortex, and in doing so, may help inhibit sensory and motor information
processing. During the global activation of the brain, gamma brainwaves sweep across your brain from front to back, beginning in the prefrontal cortex where thinking occurs and sweeping back through the sensory areas. What do high brain waves mean? See Superior Temporal Gyrus (STG)—
Auditory/Rhythmic Motion Perception-NTN PART II [Retrieved from].

Note: The cerebral cortex is thought to be the seat of conscious processing in the brain. Rather than being inactivated, specific cells in the cortex show higher spontaneous activity during general
anesthesia than when awake, and this activity is synchronized across those cortical cells. [Retrieved from].

As well, “The evidence from neural data is clear that the gestalt cortex is central to how we construct our version of reality.”[see Ras information below, retrieved from] ]

What is the rectangular formation in the brain?

The underlying connectivity of the cerebellar cortex and nuclei with limbic-related brain areas and associative and paralimbic cortices suggests widespread cerebellar influence on behaviors including the experience and expression of emotion, sadness and grief, integrative hypothalamic visceral/sensory functions, pain perception, modulation, and intensity due to noxious stimuli, as well as other nonmotor behaviors. The limbic system is a collection of structures involved in processing emotion and memory, including the hippocampus, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus. The limbic system is located within the cerebrum of the brain, immediately below the temporal lobes, and buried under the cerebral cortex (the cortex is the outermost part of the brain). [Retrieved from]; Limbic System: Definition, Parts, Functions, and Location |Simply Psychology].

Note: Some common synonyms of grief are anguish, regret, sorrow, and woe. While all these words mean “distress of mind,” grief implies poignant sorrow for an immediate cause. the inexpressible grief of the bereaved parents. [Read more here].
The reticular formation (RAS) is a phylogenetically primitive network of small neurons extending throughout the brainstem and into the spinal cord. It has a diverse input; its descending connexions are mostly from the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and red nuclei; The reticular formation includes ascending pathways to the cortex in the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) [Retrieved from;]. SEE the Coronalsection of the pons, at its upper part-(Formation reticularis).

The cerebellum plays a key role in the storage of both positive and negative memories of emotional events. The cerebellum is known primarily for the regulation of movement. Researchers at the University of Basel have now discovered that the cerebellum also plays an important role in remembering emotional experiences. Source: University of Basel [Retrieved from A New Function of the Cerebellum – Neuroscience News].
The Cerebellum
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[1] The “whole” of mankind then becoming like Him as “The Light” from
the inside-outside (horizontal) not just outside-inside (vertical). AGAIN, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (energy-happiness-thymus) , and with all thy soul (ARAS (thalamus) -including: thymus, pons, ras-bliss)), and with all thy mind (power-joy-pons) and strength (body-delight-ras) [UPWARD FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM-Note: *ARAS- whole-self- our content, upon His pleasure- Thymus,
Pons, RAS (HPA & ACC)/GUT]. Mathew 22:37-39


Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG;

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