Do It Better — Brain Training++

Improve your memory and attention and develop a calm, focused, mind.
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  • Dr Nancy Salay Cognitive Science and Philosophy Professor

    I am the founder of Do It Better, an organization whose mission is to bring brain/body solutions to everyday problems, as well as Director of ESC, the Embodiment, Systems, and Complexity Institute for Embodied Cognitive Science. I’ve been writing and teaching at universities across North America about the mind, the brain, and cognition for the past fifteen years. I am thrilled to be reaching a wider audience with these new online opportunities.

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Do It Better — Brain Training++

Improve your memory and attention and develop a calm, focused, mind.
16 reviews

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Want a better brain? Want a more focused mind?

This course will not only develop your memory, attention, and problem solving skills, but it will also teach you how to undo the negative cognitive side-effects of our modern technologies.

I’ve been writing and teaching at universities across North America about the mind, the brain, and cognition for the past fifteen years. I am continually struck by how unaware people are of the simple things they could be doing to improve their mental and emotional well-being.

Heavy technology use will lead to brain fatigue, stress, and depression

… unless coping strategies are implemented.

This course will give you those tools:

— Exercises and techniques for developing a daily brain/body routine that works with your lifestyle;

— Knowledge of the most important brain basics so that you can make healthy life choices.

The course is designed to be followed as a four-week programme, five days/week. Each week is a focus module: Brain Basics, Cognitive Exhaustion, Cognitive Distraction, Attention and Memory. On each of the five module days you will watch a short, easy-to-follow video lecture in which you will either learn some of the basic concepts relevant to the week’s focus or you will be shown exercises and techniques to help you optimise with respect to that focus. You will also be encouraged to do a daily meditation — the course offers many different guided meditations for you to choose from!

What People are Saying about Dr. Salay and The Course:

“Seriously, this class is fantastic. … I’ve learned so much and am practicing most of the things suggested – they only take a few minutes a day. Memory, focus and productivity are improving. Anyone who is interested in learning and growing will benefit from taking this class.”

— Deb, Udemy Student

“I took this course as part of my Continuing Professional Development as a professional accountant--but this course would be useful to all professionals, students, and anyone who wants to improve their cognitive capacities: focus, concentration, and productivity. The daily meditation with Dr. Salay quickly became the highlight of my day.”

— Erin Webster, CPA

    • Must have a brain.
    • Over 54 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!
    • • After taking this four-week brain training+ programme, you will know the basics about your brain, about how your brain and body together support cognition, and you will have at your disposal a toolbox of exercises and activities to help you maintain mental focus, optimise memory, and develop a calm mind.
    • Absolutely everyone will benefit from this.

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Brain Basics
  • 1
    Introduction to the Course
    06:38

    Watch this first! In it you will learn everything you need to know about how the course will proceed.

    Links from this Lecture

    Do It Better

    ESC Research

    Queen's University

    Contact E-Mail:info@do-it-better.ca

  • 2
    Brain Introduction
    05:47

    Topics Covered

    Brain/Nervous System

    Spinal Stretch

  • 3
    Daily Meditation — Monday
    04:25
  • 4
    Neurons
    02:18

    Topics Covered

    Neurons

    Neuroplasticity

  • 5
    Daily Meditation — Tuesday
    05:59
  • 6
    Meditation
    04:54

    Topics Covered

    Meditation

  • 7
    Studies — Positive Effects of Meditation
    1 page
  • 8
    Daily Meditation — Wednesday
    07:25
  • 9
    Neuroplasticity
    03:53

    Topics Covered

    Neuroplasticity

    Neurogenesis

  • 10
    Daily Meditation — Thursday
    07:56
  • 11
    Studies — Positive Effects of Physical Activity
    2 pages
  • 12
    Spinal Exercises
    05:34

    Topics Covered

    Spinal Flex

    Cobra

    Week Summary

  • 13
    Daily Meditation — Friday
    09:17
  • SECTION 2:
    Cognitive Exhaustion
  • 14
    Complete Breathing
    04:40

    Topics Covered

    Module Focus: Cognitive Exhaustion (CE)

    Complete Breathing

  • 15
    Daily Meditation — Monday
    04:25
  • 16
    What is Cognitive Exhaustion?
    03:15

    Topics Covered

    What Cognitive Exhaustion Feels/Looks Like

  • 17
    Daily Meditation — Tuesday
    07:58
  • 18
    Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques
    01:27

    Topics Covered

    Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques

    1. Sitting Dizzy/Focus
    2. Standing Dizzy/Focus
  • 19
    Daily Meditation — Wednesday
    05:59
  • 20
    How Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques Work
    02:25

    Topics Covered

    How/Why Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques Work

  • 21
    Daily Meditation — Thursday
    07:25
  • 22
    More Cognitive Exhaustion Techniques
    02:23

    Topics Covered

    More CE Techniques

    1. Standing Balance
    2. Standing Balance/Coordination
    3. Balance + Arm Coordination

    Week Summary

  • 23
    Daily Meditation — Friday
    09:15
  • SECTION 3:
    Cognitive Distraction
  • 24
    Cognitive Distraction in the Technological Age
    02:51

    Topics Covered

    Module Focus: Cognitive Distraction (CD)

    Prevalence of CD

  • 25
    Daily Meditation — Monday
    09:17
  • 26
    What is Cognitive Distraction?
    04:49

    Topics Covered

    What Cognitive Distraction Feels/Looks Like

  • 27
    Daily Meditation — Tuesday
    04:25
  • 28
    Cognitive Distraction Techniques
    02:09

    Topics Covered

    Techniques for Dealing With Cognitive Distraction

  • 29
    Daily Meditation — Wednesday
    05:57
  • 30
    How Cognitive Distraction Techniques Work
    02:06

    Topics Covered

    How/Why Cognitive Distraction Techniques Work

  • 31
    Daily Meditation — Thursday
    07:58
  • 32
    More Cognitive Distraction Techniques
    03:21

    Topics Covered

    More Cognitive Distraction Techniques

  • 33
    Daily Meditation — Friday
    07:25
  • SECTION 4:
    Attention and Memory
  • 34
    Attention Introduction
    02:31

    Topics Covered

    Module Focus: Attention

    Introduction to Attention

    Links from this Lecture


    George Washington University

    Johns Hopkins University

    NASA

    Northwestern University

    NEXUS

    Oxford University

    Queen’s University

  • 35
    Daily Meditation — Monday
    04:25
  • 36
    Attention and Memory
    03:41

    Topics Covered

    Attention and memory

  • 37
    Studies: Training Working Memory
    1 page
  • 38
    Daily Meditation — Tuesday
    07:58
  • 39
    Attention Exercises
    01:56

    Topics Covered

    Attention Exercises

    Links from this Lecture

    Lumosity

  • 40
    Daily Meditation — Wednesday
    09:17
  • 41
    Vision and Attention
    02:32

    Topics Covered

    Saccade Patterns

    Vision tracking

    Links from this Lecture

    Vision Help

  • 42
    Daily Meditation — Thursday
    07:25
  • 43
    Memory Exercises
    02:12

    Topics Covered

    Memory Exercises

    Links from this Lecture

    Lumosity

  • 44
    Daily Meditation — Friday
    05:59
  • 45
    Course Wrap-Up
    03:26

    Topics Covered

    Course Summary

    Links from this Lecture

    Do It Better

    ESC Research

    Queen's University

    Contact E-Mail:info@do-it-better.ca

  • SECTION 5:
    Extra Meditations and Exercises
  • 46
    Short Meditation — mp3 Download
    04:14
  • 47
    Medium Meditation — mp3 Download
    06:35
  • 48
    Longer Meditation — mp3 Download
    08:45
  • 49
    Mindfulness Meditation — mp3 Download
    08:45
  • 50
    3 Minute Meditation — Music Only
    03:12
  • 51
    5 Minute Meditation — Music Only
    05:13
  • 52
    6 Minute Meditation — Music Only
    06:13
  • 53
    7 Minute Meditation — Music Only
    07:11
  • 54
    10 Minute Meditation — Music Only
    10:13

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REVIEWS

  • Data Specialist Mustafa Mohammed
    No brain training-

    Not at all Brain training, not very helpful. I was looking for a course which oils Brain power. This course is just a joke, making people do some physical exercises and meditation

  • Martin Ihnatco
    A good one

    Have you ever dreamt about starting to meditate? This is the right course to start. Very informative.

  • Eerwin0890@wideopenwest.com
    An Educational and Rewarding Experience.

    Dr. Salay guides you day by day through lectures and mental exercises that increase your knowledge and abilitiy to maintain and improve your mental capabilities. You will look forward to and benefit from each new lesson.The course is well structred and designed to systematicaly to educate and instruct you in the techniques that you will be using from now on.

  • Damian Nolan
    Most love Meditation ...

    Unfortunately this course didn't resonate with me - I found the lectures offering little more than an intro into an a few interesting topics. I paid $11 for the course and was completely underwhelmed.

  • Greg Kerstin
    Covers a lot about improving our minds.

    This course allowed me to realize that we will really begin to learn once we change our behaviors and start a daily habit of learning. Once I noticed how well structured the lectures are, I found myself coming back for the next video on a daily basis and I was reminded what I had learned the day before. The instructor really knows how the mind works. The visuals also helped me understand the mind process better.

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