Join Me in Phoenix with ATD’s Valley of the Sun Chapter, October 30-31, 2017


The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter , serving the greater Phoenix area. Like most of our local chapters, the ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession. I’ll be sharing how interacting with AI can rewire your brain and accelerate learning while reinforcing memory and super-charging cognitive functions.

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Past Event: Join Me in Phoenix with ATD’s Valley of the Sun Chapter, October 30-31, 2017


Events Past Events AI artificial intelligence ATD ATD-VoS brain cognition education instructional design Learning neuroscience training virtual reality VRAs we all know, informal learning in a social setting is one of the most powerful ways to change behavior and learn new skills, yet many of us struggle to find those opportunities for our own development. Membership in ATD, at the local and global levels, is one way to plan for your own development as a learning professional.

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3 Brain science insights about adult learning


A long long time ago people believed that the Sun orbits the Earth. 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. Although the brain is involved in almost all aspects of the good functioning of the human body, it is probably the organ we know least about.

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Perchance to Dream – How sleep affects learning, memory and brain health


While your body and your conscious mind appear to zone out during sleep, your brain is still very active, and doing some amazing things. People who don’t give their bodies enough time to completely break down this chemical start the day already drowsy and have a harder time focusing and functioning at peak cognitive levels. Persons with sleep disorders often have difficulty remembering events of the day, performing cognitive tasks and learning new skills.

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4 Unexpected Habits That Improve Memory


The average brain can house a million gigabytes of information. We all know that keeping a list is a great tool to help remember which groceries we need, but what about ways to permanently increase the brain’s performance? In the case of vitamin D, deficiencies have been linked to cognitive diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and have been shown to cause a decline in memory. Twenty minutes of full-body sun exposure can provide an entire day’s worth of vitamin D.

Ending the Vicious Cycle – Tips for Improving Focus in the Workplace


Regular exercise helps reduce “brain fog” and improves memory and thinking skills. This amount of exercise is said to help improve mood, alleviate stress and improve cognitive function. Taking a walk outside to soak up some sun rays and breathe fresh air can help improve focus.

What Is Mindfulness’s Place at Work?

CLO Magazine

Third, as romantic as it sounds to quiet all the noise in one’s head, the journey to get to that peaceful place is actually work in itself, perhaps easier for those “for whom a given moment is more likely to be “sun-dappled yoga pose” than “hour 11 manning the fat fryer.”. “It’s Surely one of the most magnificent feats of the human brain is its ability to hold past, present and future and their imagined alternatives in constant parallel.”.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/23/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Many have alluded to the importance of the environment on the developing brain. As a neuroscientist, I root and endorse that view in the bump and grind of brain cells. You are born with most of the brain cells you will ever have. It is the growth of the connections between the brain cells that accounts for the growth of the brain after birth. So even if you are a clone-that is, an identical twin-you will have a unique pattern of brain cell connections.

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Motivating The Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Everything under the sun can be fascinating if you see it from the right perspective. Sketching is a cognitive aid that might help you break through the doldrums. Get fascinated by the brain. You might get motivated by reading about the workings of the brain and about how people learn. Some resources are: Cognitive Psychology Anyone? Perhaps it hits you when you’re writing a storyboard to teach a poorly designed and uninspiring software program.


Wonderful Brain

An individual who presents a composite series of traits that causes others to distraction or dysfunction is often described as intelligent, cognitive, and even meta-cognitive—but venal—is CRZY-MKR Zero and might indicate they are on a socio-pathological spectrum. Their delusional personality prevents them from recognizing their own incompetence and this cognitive bias leads to inflated self-assessments and illusory superiority. Yes, they are all around you.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

" Sunset, field, poppy, sun, priroda " by Roman Grac is Public Domain. The learning sciences and other sciences (psychology, cognitive, social and so on) deliver specific and actionable tactics to help with these looming challenges. Our brains ignore what is predictable and boring. This session explores the brain’s needs for novelty, contrast, meaning, and emotion to capture and keep your participants’ attention online.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Student Retention and Success Conference , University of York, York, United Kingdom, [link] March 28-30, 2012 Learning Futures Festival : Follow the Sun. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: It covers events from four continents.

eLearning Conferences 2012


StudentRetention and Success Conference , University of York, York, United Kingdom, [link] March28-30, 2012 Learning Futures Festival :Follow the Sun. Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents.