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HUMANIST BRAIN STUDY GUIDE
HUMANIST BRAIN STUDY GUIDE
April 24, 2018
HUMANIST BRAIN STUDY GUIDE
3 Brain Study Quizzes and a
30 Day Timetable Study Chart
Discover how you can quickly learn why your brain's physical structures and your mind's mental functions are so important.
You can use the following 3 Study Quiz Forms to assist your self-directed study of your own brain.
The printable study forms list the 15 brain names, the 15 memory codes, and the 15 questions taken from the front sides of the 15 brain flash cards.
The three Study Quiz Forms are linked below followed by a 30 Day Timetable Chart at the bottom.
The 30 Day Timetable Chart can be used as a concrete visual reminder of the TIME it takes you to learn all 15 of the brain ideas. If you print it and use it to measure the time you spend learning the new brain ideas, you will be able to learn them faster. And you will be able to save time as you begin to apply the brain ideas in real-life situations.
When you understand how the feedback and feedforward functions of your brain have evolved to interact as they compete with each other for your attention --- day and night, you will be able to master their intricate interactions.
THREE STEPS TO LEARNING ABOUT YOUR BRAIN:
 The first step is to review what you already know about all 15 free brain ideas. They deal with the major organic structures of your brain's physical parts and the intricate interactive mental resources of your mind's functions, including your perception, communication, and memory systems.
 The second step is to prepare yourself for what to expect when the 15 new brain ideas featured on the 15 online brain flash cards begin interacting in your conscious self-awareness.
 The final third step is to seek meaning out of the arrangement of the words in the 15 QUESTIONS and 15 ANSWERS on the 15 BRAIN FLASH CARDS.
You can look for the special pattern in the arrangement of the questions in Study Quiz 3. You can find the mysterious pattern after you name all 15 of the brain ideas referred to by the 15 questions. If you do, you will be able to prove to yourself what brain scientists already understand; namely, that your brain is a clever pattern seeking organ.
The 15 ANSWERS (declarative statements) to the 15 QUESTIONS are the brief definitions that describe each of the 15 BRAIN IDEAS in a grammatical form that will be easy for you to remember.
Your learning challenge is to capture each of the 15 specific ANSWERS (declarative statements) in your long-term memory system by knowing the NAMES of all 15 of the brain ideas. You can do this by matching the 15 memory codes to the 15 names of the 15 basic brain ideas.
The more complete meanings of the 15 brain ideas are further described in the DETAILS quick-link files at the bottom of the BACKS of the 15 brain flash cards.
The 15 brain ideas can be integrated into your own personal knowledge as the words in the questions and answers begin to coalesce in your mind as you become more familiar with them.
This new brain vocabulary is based upon the latest experimental brain research. The new vocabulary can provide you with an effective intellectual foundation for all of your future decisions.
Even your major transformative personal decisions, which bring meaning to your life and keep you hoping for a better future for yourself and your friends and family, can benefit from being grounded in the scientific reality of your own brain functions instead of cultural fantasies and fallacies.
Paying attention to the brain-related words that describe your true brain functions can help you learn faster and think more efficiently about your own behavior and habits. This mental process of thinking about thinking is known as metacognition.
When you reinforce good thinking habits and stop bad thinking habits, your intelligence and creative imagination can become optimized. This is because your consciousness and self-awareness both depend upon the size and relevance of your vocabulary and the quality of your critical thinking skills and your critical reading strategies.
Remember, you can memorize the 15 brain ideas (or any other ideas) more quickly when they are arranged in brief declarative statements. The short structure of these statements can be quickly captured by your semantic memory system.
For maximum safety, that part of your memory system is located in your hippocampus at the bottom of your brain, in the most protected part of your bony skull.
BRAIN STUDY ADVICE: After you look at the three Study Quizzes and you decide to explore the 15 brain flash cards, you can go directly to the flash card quick-link files on the homepage of this website for instant access to their meanings.
Each flash card can be clicked, swiped, or tapped repeatedly to "flip" from FRONT to BACK and then from BACK to FRONT, or you can use the unique navigation symbols (the infinity symbol and the left an right arrows) at the bottoms of each of the flash cards, until you become fully engaged with all of the 15 brain ideas long enough to make sense of them, and especially with their complex interactions.
In addition, you can choose to read more details about each brain idea by clicking or tapping on the DETAILS quick-link files at the bottoms of the backs of each of the 15 brain flash cards until you understand the meaning of all 15 brain ideas.
Then you can examine the best references published in English, which are listed in the convenient FACT FINDER quick-link files at the bottom of each of the DETAILS files for each of the 15 brain ideas.
Once you decide to catagorize (chunk) the interactions of the 15 brain ideas in your long-term memory system, their associations will be simple to understand and you will be able to manipulate (control) your awesome mental functions at will.
The new brain knowledge will give you enough brainpower to chunk and control more of your new experiences and your old memories into a happy and fulfilling daily life.
STUDY QUIZ #1: To prepare yourself for efficient memorization, you can use the following list of the names of the 15 brain ideas below to write down your own memories concerning each of the 15 brain names.
Brain Study Advice: Think about the most important facts that you already know about each of the 15 brain ideas.
Then, write a brief definition or explanation about each of the 15 brain ideas listed. You can use the printable form (or a blank piece of paper) for your own record in order to prime your self for the new brain knowledge as you study your brain's structures and mind's functions.
1. Working Memory =
2. Neurons =
3. Dendrites =
4. Axons =
5. Nucleus =
6. Glial Cells =
7. Potentiation =
8. Synapses =
9. Connectome =
10. Plasticity =
11. Cerebral Cortex =
12. Prefrontal Cortex =
13. Limbic System =
14. Pleasure Circuit =
15. Long-Term Memory =
STUDY QUIZ #1:
LIST OF THE NAMES OF
THE 15 SAMPLE BRAIN IDEAS
STUDY QUIZ #2: You can use the following list of 15 brain memory codes or acronyms (clues) to begin thinking about the relationships among the brain ideas presented in the sample of the 15 free brain flash cards.
Try to name all of the 15 brain ideas just by seeing the letter or letters on the following list of memory codes.
You can use the printable form at the following link to write the names of each of the brain ideas next to the memory code (or write the names on a blank piece of paper next to the memory codes) for each brain idea.
To remember better, speak out loud to yourself with an exaggerated voice to express the relationships of the memory code letters and the names of the brain ideas. You can even subvocalize quietly, but with exaggerated emphasis, to reinforce the ideas you want to remember in your long-term memory system located in your hippocampus.
For example, say the letter and name "N = Neurons" out loud (or quietly) to yourself several times so you can add your brain's hearing memory circuit to your visual memory circuit and your muscle memory circuit.
Hint: You can use the above list of the names of the 15 brain ideas to remind yourself which brain idea name matches each of the 15 memory codes
1. WRK MEM =
2. N =
3 DEN =
4. AX =
5. NUC =
6. GLI CEL =
7. POT =
8. SYN =
9. CONN =
10. PLAS =
11. CER COR =
12. PFC =
13. LIM SYS=
14. PLE CIR=
15. L-T MEM =
STUDY QUIZ #2:
MEMORY CODES FOR
THE 15 BRAIN IDEAS
STUDY QUIZ #3: After you have studied the 15 brain flash cards, you can read the following list of 15 QUESTIONS and think about the name of the brain idea that is directly related to each question.
Brain Study Advice: After viewing and studying the 15 brain flash cards, you can read each of the 15 brain questions and think about what brain idea each question refers to. For best results, write the name of the brain idea at the end of each question.
You can use the printable form at the link below to write the name of each brain idea next to the question it refers to (or write the questions and names on a blank piece of paper) to make the proper connections:
1 -- What memory system in your hippocampus provides your sense of self and involves the consolidation of many kinds of memory resources such as semantic and episodic as well as declarative and implicit?
2 -- What biological circuit in your limbic system causes your feelings of happiness when neurotransmitters, including dopamine and acetylcholine are stimulated?
3 -- What part of your brain has eight organs and releases neurotransmitters to control hormones that influence all of your feelings and emotions?
4 -- What is the source of your sense of self with its conscious executive control function that evolved to manage hormones and neurotransmitters activated by your limbic system?
5 -- What is the thin, wrinkled, and folded outer layer that covers your cerebrum and contains billions of neuron cell bodies known as gray matter?
6 -- What is the adaptive process of your brain's connectome that is one of the causes of your ability to think, feel, create new habits, and learn new ideas?
7 -- What is the 3-dimensional cellular communication network that connects your brain and spinal cord and is one of the causes of your free will?
8 -- What are the hundreds of trillions of tiny biochemical junctions that connect with and switch on or off your billions of neurons?
9 -- What is the way neurons connect so you can think of ideas, feel emotions, control your muscles, and memorize anything you choose?
10 -- What are the brain cells known as white matter that surround the axon filaments in your billions of neurons in order to protect and nourish your neurons?
11 -- What is the source of the action potential spikes that flow through neurons to activate your muscles, organs, glands, and senses?
12 -- What are the thin filaments inside your 100 billion neurons that conduct biochemical currents of ions which activate your body's muscles?
13 -- What are the thousands of extensions that branch out from the cell bodies of most of your neurons to attach to other neurons via synapses
14 -- What are the cells in your brain and nervous system that send biochemical currents from their cell bodies to their end terminals?
15 -- What memory system gives you the ability to recall old memories and forward new ideas and perceptions to your long-term memory system?
STUDY QUIZ #3:
LIST OF 15 QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE 15 BRAIN IDEAS
Now is a good time to start developing a deeper knowledge about your evolutionary brain and the true nature of reality, if you want to realize your full humanistic brainpower potential.
Since TIME is your most valuable personal resource, and is the easiest variable for you to control, the 30 Day Timetable Brain Study Chart can help you focus your attention during your brain study quest.
This objective way of measuring your use of time as you learn about your brain's structures and mind's functions can also motivate you to want to use your prefrontal cortex's creative imagination as you seek to keep healthy and sane in an increasingly more complex and sometimes confusing society.
30 DAY TIMETABLE
BRAIN STUDY CHART
This kind of self-monitoring is vital, when you are learning the new brain vocabulary (or any other subject). Taking more conscious control over your own attitudes and habits requires self-discipline and concentration.
Your "AHA!" and "WOW!" moments of awe can become more frequent as you focus on the most significant consequences of learning the new brain ideas.
Since humans have been communicating through stories for thousands of years, your brain can learn faster if you begin to write your own story about your emerging new understanding of the brain vocabulary and your brain functions as you discover the new facts.
You can plot the 15 free brain ideas in your story line to liberate yourself from boredom or traumatic anxieties and fear-provoking mindsets and memories that you may have learned when you were younger.
Thus, the new brain ideas can become the basis for a new confidence-building empowerment or understanding of your own awesome brainpower potential.
Finally, you can improve your brain study results if you take advantage of the printouts (and also make your own hand written lists) of the 15 names of the brain ideas and the 15 brain memory codes and the 15 brain-related questions related to the 15 brain ideas that they represent.
The sooner you review the brain ideas after your first exposures to the 15 brain flash cards, the more efficient your brain study sessions can become.
This kind of multi-sensory learning method, with frequent repetitions of the same brain ideas in the social context of your own personal goals and plans for achieving them, is an extremely effective form of self-directed immersive learning.
The strategic thinking exercises on this website are structured to nudge you through the educational process of thinking scientifically about the structure of reality based upon historical scientific and philosophic milestones of human discovery and contemporary social communication developments such as the new social media.
Your efforts to learn scientific words about your brain's structures and mind's functions can help you reduce your reliance on faith-based magical thinking when you deal with problems or make important personal and political decisions.
Since your brain is the source of your conscious self-awareness (your perception of yourself), it is essential that you understand the relevance of your own reason-based motivation and willpower so you can freely choose your own destiny. This is the essence of modern humanism.
Thinking about both your brain's physical structures and your mind's mental functions can help you increase your curiosity about life, nature, and the universe.
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