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Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals by Ruth Colvin Clark

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Chapter 2
Grounded Brain-Based Teaching

 

 

 

 

Forty individuals drove a car in a simulator under four conditions: 1) no distractions, 2) talking on a handheld cell phone, 3) talking on a hands-free cell phone, and 4) intoxicated to 0.08 percent blood alcohol level. On a simulated freeway, a pace car braked 32 times during the 10-mile trip. Three of the participants who collided into the pace car were talking on cell phones both handheld and hands-free; none of the drunk drivers crashed (Strayer et al. 2006).

 

Research like this reveals the fragility of the human brain. Our brains are deceptive because we often don't realize the severe ...

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