SME Brains

Clark Quinn

One of the artifacts about how our brain works is that we compile knowledge away. This may well be part of your process to get the concepts and practice down, but you need to get these case studies. As I push for better learning design, I’m regularly reminded that working with subject matter experts (SMEs) is critical, and problematic. What makes SMEs has implications that are challenging but also offers a uniquely valuable perspective.

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

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.

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Brain, Learning and Neuroscience: Test Your Knowledge!

KnowledgeOne

Do you know how learning takes place at the brain level? Do you know the latest techniques for observing our brains in action? Brain functioning related to learning is the same in adults and children. Read more: Learning and Forgetting: New Perspectives on the Brain.

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Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

Learningtogo

One key to understanding why magical thinking exists is to understand the brain’s capacity to predict future events based on past experience. In fact, since I didn’t do a controlled before and after study I really don’t know if my putting has really improved at all.

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Agile Microlearning Explained

studying is spread out over time. There are several theories seeking to explain the spacing effect, however, studies agree that it works2 and has a significant. One theory is study-phase retrieval theory, which postulates that if learners are exposed to the same.

7 Things to Know About Learning and the Brain

SkyPrep

Researchers are continually discovering new evidence about learning and the brain that can help us with the development of more effective learning and teaching practices. 1) We produce new brain cells throughout our lives. 7) The brain prioritizes the most rewarding memories.

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What Happens in the Brain When You learn a Language?

Your Training Edge

What exactly happens to your brain when you’re in the process of learning a foreign language? Well, the brain literally expands. Your Brain Expands. Learning a second language can cause your brain to grow in size. The researchers analyzed the brain sizes of Swedish Armed Forces recruits before and after they underwent language training. The hippocampus primarily serves as a link between incoming words and related items stored in the brain.

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This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning

TOPYX LMS

eLearning, also known as online learning, isn’t just good for a company’s bottom line; it is also excellent for the human brain. This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning. A brain that regularly participates in online learning is a happy brain. This is good news for a brain because learning delivered over a period of weeks is more likely to be remembered and prevents a person from feeling overwhelmed. Online learning is good for the human brain.

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My brain is racist. Does that mean I am?

CLO Magazine

But what if we understood the moniker not as a scarlet letter of disgrace, but a brain default that we all share? The only way our brains know how: Recognize and respond. To wit, there are two primary reasons my brain defaults to racist thinking. The post My brain is racist.

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This is your Brain on Games

Your Training Edge

This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. Computer and video games can actually be looked at as a form of ‘brain training’; it’s an intuitive way to learn things (and actually retain what is learned). The above images depict “Your Brain on Games”. One study showed that people who played an action-based game made decisions 25 percent faster than others, with no loss of accuracy.

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How does the brain learn?

Adobe Captivate

How does the brain learn? How can we use what we know about science to help us engage the brain and improve learning? The brain is constantly restructuring in response to learning and the environment. Every time you learn, your brain uses plasticity to develop new neural pathways. One of the most recognizable learning studies was one done by BF Skinner. In this study, he evaluated the interaction between rats and pigeons and food levers.

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Gaming is Good For Your Brain

LearnDash

One study found that 65% of people playing games play with a friend present. 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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The Music of Your Sphere – The Multiple Ways Your Brain is Wired for Music

Learningtogo

While he didn’t have the benefit of today’s brain imaging technology, he just may have been right. Human brains interpret waves that fall between 20 to 20,000 Hz as sound. The vibration, usually carried by the air, enters our ear, eventually stimulates the auditory nerve , which sends a signal to the brain. Using brain imaging technologies, including fMRI and PET scans, neuroscientists have discovered that music engages multiple parts of the brain.

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

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. And yet, when faced with a change that has the potential to make us more likely to survive, some brains are able to adapt more easily than others. It turns out that health and lifestyle choices have a significant effect on the brain’s ability to change. Rich Brain/Poor Brain.

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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. Here, we’ll look at some of the research behind brain-based learning and discuss how technology-enabled learning, like massive open online courses (MOOCs), fits with this research. We’ll also look at some ways to effectively implement brain-based learning in MOOCs. Brains like novelty.

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Are you voting with your lizard brain?

Learningtogo

A recent study out of McGill University shows that most voting decisions are heavily influenced by our first impressions of the candidate, which become extremely difficult for our brain to dismiss once we made a decision. The lateral orbitofrontal cortex (LOFC) appears to mediate this decision, pulling signals from multiple parts of the brain and combining them into a single decision, which we perceive as rational and evidence-based. In 2014, a study revealed that U.S.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”

KnowledgeOne

The thing is that it’s not a matter of deciding to take a break that makes our brain follow suit… The good news is that neuroscience has recently given us the keys to understanding better how we deplete our cognitive resources and what strategies we can use to replenish them.

MOOCs, Games, and the Brain

Your Training Edge

Results from an ASTD study suggest that as much as 90 percent of new skills learned during training are lost within one year, which means that despite large expenditures on training programs, many companies are not realizing significant returns on their investment (ROIs). Part of the problem is that the traditional models of education and training aren’t brain-friendly, meaning that they are completely removed from how people actually learn.

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Do you have snakes in your brain?

Learningtogo

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. Like all other life on this planet, humans evolved in order to survive, and our brains have become spectacular survival machines. By understanding the threats our earliest ancestors faced in our early history, we can understand why our brains function the way they do today.

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Video Games To Train Your Brain

eLamb

Is it boring to train your brain? Thankfully there is lots you can do to be mentally healthy – including helping your brain to stay active. While mental health is affected by many things; exercise, nutrition, your environment and relationships to list a few, you can also train your brain to be better at different things. The brain is often compared to a muscle – the more you exercise it, the better shape it will be in. How Video Games Can Train Your Brain.

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

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. And yet, when faced with a change that has the potential to make us more likely to survive, some brains are able to adapt more easily than others. It turns out that health and lifestyle choices have a significant effect on the brain’s ability to change. Rich Brain/Poor Brain.

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Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

Learningtogo

In fact, it may be a coping mechanism invented by the brain to help us explain the world. We know that our brains have evolved to become “ survival machines ,” so how does an illogical belief keep us alive? One key to understanding why magical thinking exists is to understand the brain’s capacity to predict future events based on past experience. In fact, since I didn’t do a controlled before and after study I really don’t know if my putting has really improved at all.

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What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Well, it turns out that there is empirical evidence to suggest that we actually do “act out” the story at some level in our brains or, at least, in the regions of the brain associated with aspects such as processing goal-directed human activity, navigating spatial environments, and manually manipulating objects in the real world. Research Study. The research found that different brain regions track different aspects of a story. Here is the abstract from the study.

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Your Lazy Brain – Finding the Path of Least Resistance

Learningtogo

Basically, the idea is that our brains naturally look for the easiest path to our destination, so over time users of a system will show the designers where the formal pathways should be. It turns out that your brain isn’t just looking at the easiest path in the physical world; it is constantly creating a backup plan for every tiny decision you make, all day long. Instead, the brain changed what these people saw , so that they could move the easier lever and feel good about it.

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Using Brain Science to Improve Learning

Adobe Captivate

Neuroscientists have discovered that the brain levers four variables during the learning process. After reading this blog, you should also be able to identify eLearning design that is not conducive to learning, according to brain science. The areas of the brain that work together to make learning happen are; the hippocampus, the neurotransmitter dopamine and the amygdala. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body.

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The Pursuit of Happiness Begins in the Brain

Learningtogo

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. Aristotle said that “Happiness depends on ourselves,” and today we know that our plastic brain is constantly changing, giving us a never-ending opportunity to choose a happier life. Give your brain some oxytocin – by giving to someone else.

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How Animation Affects Children’s Brains

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But how exactly does animation affect children’s brains? The human brain has a short delay in processing the images, which results in the illusion that images are in motion, creating a moving image. How Animation Affects Children’s Brains The child’s imagination is nourished by images and audiovisual exposure that promotes imagination. Here’s some information about what happens in your brain when you hear a good story.

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Your Brain Wants To Learn – Feed It!

LearnDash

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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Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Learningtogo

With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains. It turns out that the practice of being grateful is good for your brain. Here’s how it works: Our brains is a vastly complex network of 100 billion neurons, each with up to 30,000 different connections. The U.S.

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3 Brain science insights about adult learning

Matrix

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. Neuroscience — the science studying the physical brain — is a rather young science.

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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. After the information has been processed in working memory, it is carried to the brain’s core where it is compared with things we know or have experienced, and then stored in long-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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Study: Mind Training Enhances Brain Health for Older Adults

CLO Magazine

A study examined brain and cognitive changes associated with brain training and found that complex cognitive training significantly improves cognitive brain health. 10 Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline, according to the results of a study by researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

Learningtogo

In fact, it may be a coping mechanism invented by the brain to help us explain the world. We know that our brains have evolved to become “ survival machines ,” so how does an illogical belief keep us alive? One key to understanding why magical thinking exists is to understand the brain’s capacity to predict future events based on past experience. In fact, since I didn’t do a controlled before and after study I really don’t know if my putting has really improved at all.

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Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box

Learningtogo

Historical Methods of Studying the Brain. As humans developed incrementally enhanced technology for studying themselves, they became aware that something mysterious goes on inside their skulls. The realization that the brain is key to understanding human behavior led to practices that might seem horrifying today, like drilling holes into the skull to treat depression, or “reading” the bumps on the head to understand the inner workings of the mind.

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What Does Your Brain Learn from Multi-tasking?

Learningtogo

Neuroscience has discovered what psychology long suspected – our brain doesn’t really perform multiple cognitive tasks at the same time. According to one frequently cited study , someone who frequently switches tasks throughout the day is 40% less productive than someone who focuses on one task at a time. Repeated multi-tasking could even be causing physical damage to your brain. It turns out that our brain actually is working against itself in this case.

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How Brain Science is Driving the Evolution of Corporate Learning

Axonify

A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peak into one of the responses we planned to share at our ATD Conference panel discussion on May 17, entitled Brain Science and the Evolution of Corporate Learning. Dr. Alice Kim: A lot of the recent work on learning and memory has been made possible by learning technology, specifically neuroimaging techniques that allow scientists to record images of brain activity while people are performing certain tasks. Brain based learning Learning Trends

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Hire the heart and train the brain

Litmos

Hire the heart and train the brain; this is an axiom that many of us have heard before. As an example, here is a study by Deloitte Access Economics, which predicts two-thirds of all jobs in Australia will rely on soft (Core) skills by 2030. This means we must start paying attention and hire the heart and train the brain. . The post Hire the heart and train the brain appeared first on Litmos.

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