How to Improve your Memory And Learning Skills
What you'll learn
- Understand the different types of memory
- Follow the different laws and principles guiding your memory
- Apply a whole range of strategies to help you remember better
- Assist others, regardless of age, in developing their memory and learning skills
- A keen interest in how our brain works is the only real prerequisite for this course
- No previous knowledge about the brain required
- No specific materials are needed for this course. Taking notes is recommended
If you are keen on developing your memory and learning, this course is for you.
Most of us don’t know how our memory work, let alone how to optimize it. We don’t know how to help our children to stimulate their memory, we fail at helping our parents to stay young at heart and in their brain. And ourselves, we’re just too busy to realize we could be way more effective...
The purpose of this course is to offer an overview of our memory throughout our different periods of life.
We are going to explore its evolution during the course of a life time. Each lecture will include exercises to improve our memory, advice to help other people and finally also explanations to allow us to better understand how our memory works.
The Science behind the course...
Since antiquity, philosophers and orators try to understand the functioning of memory. They had already developed techniques that we still use successfully today.
In the 19th century, Ebbinghaus began scientifically studying memory and discovered the laws of how we forget and William James was the first to propose to split the memory into several distinct functions.
Today, we distinguish dozens of specific types of memories. In this course, we will focus on the main 3 memory systems, which are: The Sensory memory , the short-term memory ( or working memory) and the long-term memory
This course has the ambition to be extremely complete. We'll cover everyone and everything:
From babies and toddlers, over teenagers, to adults and old age.
From remembering names and numbers, over techniques to give presentations, to memory hacks
From theories and studies, over practical exercises and tasks you will be asked to perform
My personal experience
You have to know that as a student, studying for me looked more like a battlefield. It was something I was forced to do. An obligation. Needless to say I didn’t fare well. Through my journey into the brain, I started to understand what I was doing wrong. Long story short: pretty much everything. I remember how, in the beginning of my career, I was constantly forgetting the names of my clients, the details of the projects I was working on. I was constantly getting into trouble with my boss because of it.
Today, I can say, without the shadow of a doubt, that my brain and my memory have never worked better. And I want to share all my insights with you.
Understand the different types of memory - and gain insight in how we remember
Follow the different laws and guidelines - and find harmony with your brain
Apply a whole range of strategies - and improve your memory
Help others - and regardless of their age, help them maintain and/or develop their memory and learning skills
And So Much More... such as babies, language, infantile amnesia, working memory, screens, drugs, the amygdala and hypothalamus, remembering names, numbers, songs, and so on ...
The first part of this course is dedicated to a few basic concepts: the different types of memory and the process of learning. These first lectures will be used to have a common basis and the same vocabulary.
From there onward, the course is divided into four parts: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
Part 1: Childhood and memory
Children are little concerned with memory. Yet from the youngest age their brain operates at full speed. It is thanks to memory that a child learns to speak, to move, to act in the world that surrounds him. In this part we will explore several themes:
How does a childs’ memory function,
Why do we forget our first memories,
How to foster the memory of a child in school and in life,
Discover and even create some memory games yourself.
Part 2: The discovery of the world, memory of adolescents
With puberty, a series of changes appear, not only in the body, but also in the brain. These changes are also reflected at memory level. Between 10 and 14 years old, the memory of the child evolves into a new version which foreshadows that of the adult. A teenager discovers gradually the process of memory that will fully flourish a few years later. To illustrate this transformation, we will explore the following topics:
The discovery of the power of memory and its laws,
How to anchor a memory in the long term,
How to find back, what was stored up there
The effects of television and drugs on memory.
Part 3: At cruise speed, the adult.
In this part, we will explore a series of tips and tricks to remember in a more effective manner. It is here that we will dive deep into the methods of storage. Diving deep, also means to better understand the biology of memory which goes along with it. We will be exploring the following topics:
The biology of memory,
How to remember as an adult,
The hygiene of memory,
Different Tips and methods for memorizing a list, a story, a number or an anniversary…
Part 4: The Autumn of memory
We often associate old age with the loss of memory. In reality, things are more nuanced than that. There are more fears and myths than a real degradation of memory, provided, however, that we respect certain rules. That is what we are going to explore in this part.
The decline of the memory, so what is it about?
How to keep an active memory.
Throughout this course, there are tons of exercises, practical tips and tricks, as well as strategies and advice to strengthen your memory. Dive in deep right now and take control of your memory and learning skills.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with an interest in Brain Science
- Anyone who wants to understand better how our memory works
- Anyone who wants to improve on memory and learning skills
- Anyone who wants to help others (children or parents) with their memory and learning challenges
Hi, my name is Gregory Caremans. I'm the founder of the award-winning Brain Academy.
I'm a psychologist with a Master in communication, specialized in the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. I'm the former Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism in Brussels (Belgium).
With the Brain Academy we've specialized in writing and producing high quality brain-related content. Mostly, we create online courses. I'm very proud to say that we have a partnership with The Economist where they offer our courses to their readers. Our courses were also featured in the magazine Entrepreneur and CNN. And I was invited to give my first TEDx Talk in December of 2018.
In 2020 we won 2 EU Business Awards: "Most innovative Neuroscience & Personal Development Enterprise 2020" and "Award for Excellence in Online Learning 2020"
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