“The human mind does not work that way. It operates by association. With one item in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web of trails carried by the cells of the brain. It has other characteristics, of course; trails that are not frequently followed are prone to fade, items are not fully permanent, memory is transitory. Yet the speed of action, the intricacy of trails, the detail of mental pictures, is awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.”
The human mind. The most complex and powerful tool that humans have access to. In the previous paragraph before this passage, Bush explains that the process in which we store data is intricate. There are certain methods and guidelines we use such as numerical or alphabetical order; rules to relocate the data. As organized as this method is for storying data, our brain functions and stores data the exact opposite. Our minds are constintly racing, connecting concepts from various information sources. There is no clear path in which we follow to think. We just do it.
So what does this matter?
It has been clear for many years that education needs reform. To what degree, how and when it will occur is what stumps the policy makers who are able to initiate this type of reform. Education reform has been pushed to the back burner, along with many other strenuous topics, because policy makers tend to be hesitant about implementing policies that could potentially change societal norms. With that being said, the process of cognition in a human brain is so dispersed, it does not make sense to have one concrete method of teaching for multiple students to comprehend. Each brain operates uniquely, and it is about time education revolutionizes to meet those unique needs.