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Lessons from Brain Rules

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. Meaning before details
  3. Lecture design: 10-minute segments
  4. The more elaborately we encode information at the moment of learning, the stronger the memory.
  5. Retrieval may best be improved by replicating the conditions surrounding the initial encoding.
  6. Deliberately re-expose yourself to the information more elaborately if you want the retrieval to be of higher quality.
  7. The more visual input becomes, the more likely it is to be recognized and recalled.
  8. Consistent exposure to the real world.

Dig deeper at BrainRules.net and enjoy!

 

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