How to train your brain to learn faster

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Knowledge is power.

In todays world, innovation and quickly embracing new trends, is the difference between you and your competitors.

Training your brain allows you to;

  • Avoid embarrassing scenarios “what was his/her name?”
  • Absorb and retain new information more rapidly
  • Avoid diseases as you get older such as Alzheimer’s

How to train your brain

1.Memory training techniques

Twyla Tharp renowned choreographer and author of The Creative Habit explains how she, daily, watches one of her performances, and tries to remember the first twelve to fourteen corrections she wants to discuss with her cast without writing them down. Most people struggle to remember more than three sequences.

The practice of both remembering events or things and then discussing them with others has actually been supported by brain fitness studies. Memory activities that engage all levels of brain operation—receiving, remembering and thinking—help to improve the function of the brain.

2. Repetition

What is the simplest way to help yourself remember what you see? Repetition.

For example, say you just met someone new.

“Hi, my name is Craig”

Don’t just respond with, “Nice to meet you”. Instead, say, “Nice to meet you Craig.” Got it? This type of repetition engages the memory part of your brain, encouraging you to absorb the information, instead of just forget it.

3. Habitually learn new things

By doing something new over and over again, your brain wires new pathways that help you do this new thing better and faster.

The act of learning strengthens neural pathways so in theory the more you learn, the more you master the act of learning.

For example, learning a new language exposes your brain to a different way of thinking, and different way of expressing yourself. It’s like learning a new code and your brain loves it!

You can even  take it step further, and learn how to dance. Studies indicate that learning to dance helps seniors avoid Alzheimer’s.

4. Use a brain training program

Enter the internet. We have a wealth of knowledge at our finger tips.

Need to learn a new language use Duolingo. 

Need to train your brain, use a highly recommended and scientifically proven brain training program such as BrainHQ.

5. Exercise

Excercise does not just work your body; it also improves the fitness of your brain.

Briefly exercising for just 20 minutes facilitates information processing and memory functions.

Exercise directly supports your brain to create new neural connections faster. You will learn faster, your alertness level will increase, and you get all that just by moving your body.

6. Network

Talking with others enables you to clarify your own thought processes.

When another person explains information to you, they often expose how they processed this information.

Extroverts have a significant advantage through their love of communication because, inadvertently, they are learning about others’ thought processes.

 

 

Author: Leila Mezoughi

Leila is PCA’s Head Editor and Researcher. She holds a 1st class Law with Business degree and became a published author at 25. Former crime investigator turned business journalist. On a mission to show businesses that presenteeism is a thing of the past. Everything seems impossible until it’s done. Typically found working from a white beach in South-East Asia embracing rapidly changing technology.

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