5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn

Dashe & Thomson

If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly. Learning Brain Rules

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Train Your Brain with Games

eLearning Brothers

How games stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. How playing immersive, exploratory games is a workout for the brain and can drive home on-the-job skills. The post Train Your Brain with Games appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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Your Brain on Learning

CLO Magazine

When the brain learns, it acquires information through a person’s various senses, and this information travels along the synapses to the short-term memory. But only in roughly the past decade have conversations on how the brain learns appeared in talent management circles.

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Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog

Learning Rebels

Brain fog. Brain fog, UGH. Technically, brain fog is the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus. Traditionally, our thoughts have been that brain fog is something that happens from time to time. Let’s help others empty their heads of brain fog.

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Supporting our Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the ways I’ve been thinking about the role mobile can play in design is thinking about how our brains work, and don’t. It came out of both mobile and the recent cognitive science for learning workshop I gave at the recent DevLearn.

Brain Dead Spaces


“There is no greater anti-brain environment than the classroom and cubicle.” ” Since most of us spend most of our time in them, it’s amazing we learn anything or get anything done, Check out John Medina’s new multimedia interactive website on brain and learning here.

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This Is Your Brain on Learning

CLO Magazine

It’s no secret that there’s an ongoing change in how learning happens — and it’s in part due to leaps in our understanding of how the brain works. “We The growing body of research reveals fundamental things L&D professionals can do to make sure brain science is built in to learning.

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Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’ It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. However, there are quite legitimate ways to pick my brain and I thought I’d mention a couple. The post Pick my brain?

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Silence is Good for Your Brain

CLO Magazine

It’s stressless, calming, and it’s moments like these, writer Daniel Gross said in a July 2016 Nautilus article, that are actually good for the brain. Silence can create new brain cells. Silence forces the brain to create its owns “sounds.” That’s your brain retrieving a memory.

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques.

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3 Brain science insights about adult learning


Not so long ago people believed that we only use around 10% of our brain capacity and that once a neuron dies, the brain loses it forever. And neuroscience placed the 10% usage of the brain right next to the other erroneous beliefs.

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Train the Brain to Eliminate Racism

CLO Magazine

Steven Stosny, founder of CompassionPower, said it is possible to train our brains to eliminate racist behaviors, thereby helping to make the workplace more accepting, diverse and amicable, one brain at a time. Kuzel : What is the “toddler brain”?

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The Neuroscience of How E-Learning Blends Into Our Brain

Content Raven

There is a reason why 77 percent of American companies offer online corporate training to improve the job skills and professional development of their employees. employees elearning self-paced learning employee engagement

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Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On


Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. The human brain has spotlights that switch our attention based on triggers sent from our senses. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask.

Gaming is Good For Your Brain


The proof is there when it comes to gaming and the positive impacts it can have on our brains, learning comprehension, and translating that learning into real behaviors. Educational games are increasing in popularity in both educational and corporate settings.

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MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?

Your Training Edge

Over the past few years, there has also been a huge amount of new research into the brain basis of learning, which has lead to a host of new and more effective teaching strategies. We’ll also look at some ways to effectively implement brain-based learning in MOOCs. Brains like novelty.

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Non-invasive Brain Surgery

Clark Quinn

The brain is arguably the most complex thing in the known universe. Well, we do know that the brain can rewire itself, if we do it right. And if we design learning, e.g. instruction, we can potentially change the brain without surgery. However, (and yes, this is my point) treating it as anything less than brain surgery (or rocket science), isn’t doing justice to what’s known and what’s to be done. Again, the brain is complex, and consequently so is learning design.

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Your Brain Wants To Learn – Feed It!


Our brains crave information. In a similar way that our bodies need exercise in order to stay fit and healthy, our brains require learning to stay sharp. While the act of learning is certainly beneficial it’s interesting to note that the type of new information we acquire has a varying impact on the brain. By way of example, learning a new language “exercises” the brain in a very specific way. Did you know that everyone enjoys learning?

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Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations.

How to Growth Hack Your Brain Using Gamification and Neurolearning


Whether they’re resistant to change or you want better executive buy-in, you can tap into learners’ (and leaders’) brains to help them see the light. By combining what we know about neurolearning and gamification, the brain might become one of the best sources of growth hacking yet.

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Do you have snakes in your brain?


However, a recent study suggests that early, long-term exposure to snakes may have actually influenced the evolution of the human brain. Brain as a survival machine. What other hard-wiring are we going to discover deep inside our brains in the years to come?

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Applying Brain Research


In the 1990s, scientists began using Functional MRIs (fMRIs) to see how the brain functions. A fMRI is different than a normal MRI that looks at the structure of the brain. Check out John Medina’s website on brain rules. ” Brain Rules by John Medina.

10 Tips to Train the Brain for High Performance

Training Industry

This study threw light on the subject of brain training to increase mental ability. To yield better productivity, it is important that the learner’s brain is capable of grasping, interpreting and recalling all essential work information. Here are some ways to train your employees’ brains. Meditation: Push-Ups For the Brain Endless pressure at work can hamper the brain’s performance. Take Short Breaks Working continuously may cause improper brain functioning.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Dashe & Thomson

After all, it’s best if the learner can focus on the learning event rather than on trying to interpret and decipher the meaning… Continue Reading The post Strain the Brain for Better Results appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!


They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. Your brain waves change from beta waves , which are highly focused on a decision and/or task, to alpha waves, which are associated with feelings of relaxation.

Chemical Romance: Why Your Brain Falls in Love with Stories


Hearing a story actually, causes fundamental reactions in the brain that increase memory and even improve chances at changed behavior. Understanding how the brain reacts to a good story makes all the difference in telling a tale of chemical romance, active neurons, and learned empathy.

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Marshall Goldsmith Reviews Brain Matters Book by Margie Meacham


If you look at Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience on Amazon, you’ll soon see a new design on the back cover, thanks to a truly wonderful endorsement from my colleague and friend, #1 Coach, Marshall Goldsmith.

Bend your brain

Learning with e's

Don''t crack up Bend your brain See both sides Throw off your mental chains. But we are not calling for a revolution here - simply for students to learn how to ''bend their brains''.

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Infographic: How Does the Brain Retain Information?


Despite centuries of scientific research, the inner workings of the brain remain somewhat of an unsolved mystery — especially the study of memory retention and the process of learning. Here, we’ve distilled some of these ideas into an infographic that your brain can comprehend. >

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5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses


Ever wondered what’s going on in your learners’ brains as they’re working through your online training course? We have a few answers that will help you make your e-Learning course more brain-friendly and effective!

Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Will at Work Learning

Go to any conference today in the workplace learning field and there are numerous sessions on neuroscience and brain-based learning. Let me give you an example related to the topic of brain science. Research on brain-based learning and neuroscience.”

It’s Time for Brain-Aware Leadership


I also recruited several guests you’ll be hearing soon on our podcast, including neuroscientists Dr. Art Kohn , leadership consultant Dr. Denise Hummel , brain-based video expert Steve Haskin , leadership development expert Katie Stroud and other exciting colleagues.

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Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

Kapp Notes

Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players.

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Podcast: Dr. Greg Gage – Backyard Brains – Neuroscience for Everyone!


Greg Gage is a neuroscientist, biomedical engineer, co-founder of Backyard Brains , and TED Fellow. Don’t miss his TED Talks and check out Backyard Brains. TED Talk: How to Control Someone Else’s Arm With Your Brain.

The learning brain and why L&D professionals should care about it


They also need to market the training courses to employees , and before that, they should know how the human brain works during the learning process. A few things about the learning brain. The brain is probably the most important organ in the human body.

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The Pursuit of Happiness Begins in the Brain


As learning professionals, we must care about happiness, because a happy brain is more receptive to learning and changing behavior. An unhappy brain goes into “ fight or flight ” mode, making it resistant to new ideas. Give your brain some oxytocin – by giving to someone else.

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions


The Brain on Change. One of the key points in that article is that our brain is structured with one primary purpose: to keep us alive so that we can transmit our genes to the next generation. Changing the Brain to Change Behavior. Rich Brain/Poor Brain.