Category Archives: How Your Brain Works
I would like to close the series on How Your Brain Works on an inspiring and uplifting note…
In order to maximize learning, the students stress level needs to be “just right”… both in terms of type of stress and amount of stress.
In a nutshell, you remember knowledge and skills better when you study them in the same environment and under the same conditions that you expect to perform them. This could include your location, the time of day, your state of … Continue reading
Every thought, belief, and action that you repeat over and over turns into a habit… an unconscious, automatic behavior.
Your brain is a natural seeker, recognizer, discriminator, assimilator, interpreter, relater, combiner, connector, and creator of PATTERNS.
Recall is a much tougher memory task than recognition, as illustrated by two everyday examples:
Consolidation is the process by which short-term memories are transformed into long-term memories.
A major goal of studying music is to turn several disconnected pieces of information or behaviors into one unified, meaningful idea or behavior. Such integration of many parts into integrated wholes is called chunking.
The best way to remember something is to make it memorable! To that end, it is not enough to merely think of something. You want to think about it. And two powerful ways to accomplish thinking about something are association and elaboration.