Lessons from Brain Rules
Last night, I was flipping through my copy of John Medina’s brilliant Brain Rules and found myself nodding at a number of key points. I decided – more for my benefit than for yours – to jot down some of the points that really resonated to me at this time.
Because I encourage you to read the book yourself, I’m not going to elaborate on these points. I just want to tease you with them.
- The brain appears to be designed to (1) solve problems (2) related to surviving (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion.
- Meaning before details
- Lecture design: 10-minute segments
- The more elaborately we encode information at the moment of learning, the stronger the memory.
- Retrieval may best be improved by replicating the conditions surrounding the initial encoding.
- Deliberately re-expose yourself to the information more elaborately if you want the retrieval to be of higher quality.
- The more visual input becomes, the more likely it is to be recognized and recalled.
- Consistent exposure to the real world.
Dig deeper at BrainRules.net and enjoy!