034: Turbo Boost Your Ability to Remember Anything

Turbo Boost Your Ability to Remember AnythingWhen you understand how your brain learns, you really can learn anything you are taught quickly and effectively.

Fresh from her attendance at the Learning and the Brain Conference, Gretchen shares a number of new tips and tricks for students and teachers to help them teach and learn better.

In this lively discussion (that is the opposite of dry neuroscience), you’ll discover:

  • why testing is better than studying, and how to do it effectively
  • why chunking and consolidating information are important note taking techniques
  • why studying a little bit about a lot of things is vastly more important than studying a lot of the same thing
  • how brains are wired to be visual, and specific tips for how to incorporate this into your study time, whether or not you consider yourself to be a “visual learner”
  • the importance of gestures to learning and memorizing
  • a surprising effective time management technique that capitalizes on your brain’s capacity to get bored easily
  • an awesome fact about what happens in your brain while you sleep
  • and more.

Links referred to in this episode include this one about a concept called interleaving and this one about a great browser extension for the Pomodoro Technique.

Finally, Gretchen will be having a number of free webinars throughout the year all about practical tips for applying the best of brain science to our everyday lives. To sign up to receive announcements about these webinars, please fill out the form at the top of her webpage.