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January 26, 2020

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The best way to use this website to strengthen your ability to reason and make yourself smarter at the same time is to combine the spaced-repetition method of memorization with the flash card technique of learning. When these two excellent study strategies are combined with computers and hand-held devices (smart phones and tablets), it could not be easier or faster to learn about the 15 new brain ideas (or any other subject).

The structured links on this website are organized to provide you with an efficient way to learn about your brain. The linguistic context can provide you with many synergistic advantages while you are learning the differences between your brain's physical structures and your mind's mental functions.

Once you learn them, you will be able to make better decisions and save your time as you learn how to reduce chronic anxieties and uncertainties in your life. You will be able to manage the natural creative anxiety that provides for healthy motivation as you seek to achieve your personal and social goals.

Short study sessions of 20-30 minutes at a time can include using the DETAILS and SOURCES files for each of the 15 brain ideas and the many definitions of human consciousness in the QUOTATIONS files. This kind of self-directed learning is the easiest way to memorize anything new. You set your own goals and measure your progress yourself as you realize (cumulatively) that the new brain knowledge makes sense.

The new brain vocabulary words can be categorized (chunked) into convenient combinations (categories) of words of your own choosing within the recommended verbal structure of knowledge (scaffolding) advocated on this website. The same visual pattern makes it easier to learn the unique details on the front and the back sides of each of the 15 brain flash cards. Each flash card includes the same identical framework of diagrams, colors, and question/answer structure on the paired flash cards.

This strategy can help you decode the brain information on both sides of each card more efficiently in your brain's visual cortex.

Your visual cortex is located in your two occipital lobes at the back of your cerebrum. About one-third of your brain's cognitive capacity is related to decoding sensory visual information that comes in through your two eyes.

The memory codes on the fronts of the 15 brain flash cards are directly linked to the definitions of the 15 brain ideas on the backs of the flash cards in order to condense complex meanings into simpler declarative statements. The memory codes function like acronyms for encoding your memories of the definitions.

Also, by using the memory codes on the fronts of the 15 brain flash cards can help you remember the 15 brain ideas in the working memory part of your prefrontal cortex and in the long-term memory consolidation part of your hippocampus better than any other way of learning.

Once the names of the 15 brain ideas are linked to the 15 memory codes, and ultimately to the definitions of the 15 brain ideas, all 15 of the brain ideas will be easier to recall when they are triggered by the memory code cues later.

This is because the 15 memory code cues are already stored in the memory consolidation part of your long-term memory system. These letters are easy to recognize after you have had many past years of experiences with these particular letters of the English alphabet.

To clarify the learning process, the memory codes function like such familiar acronyms as FB, FBI, CIA, NIH, IBM, or PTSD. The memory codes are cues that function as tangible reminders of the 15 brain ideas. The letters are already stored in the synapses inside the neuronal pathways of your long-term memory consolidation system because of your earlier past memories that contained these letters.

Just imagine that all of the new brain research findings were described only in the Russian language using only the Russian alphabet. You would have a far more difficult challenge to learn what the new brain ideas are, if you did not know the Russian language ahead of time.

Because the new brain facts and ideas are being described on this website in plain English using the 26 letters of the English alphabet, and other essential English grammatical symbols of which you are already aware, it will be easy for you to learn the new meanings that describe your brainpower (mental force).

As you learn more about your brain, you will be transferring memory molecules of cognitive content from your working memory system in your prefrontal cortex into your long-term memory system in your hippocampus.

Each of the 15 brain ideas will add "density" to the memory molecules lodged in the new synapses (neuron connectors) created by the repetition of your thoughts and feelings related to your brain study or your desire and willpower to learn them.

This results in the production of more connections of your neurons connected by more synapses in the neuronal pathways that connect your long-term memory system in your hippocampus.

In addition, the more senses you activate, such as your vision, touch, taste, hearing, smell, or balance, and the more self-talk that you do (either silently or out loud) when you read the declarative brain statements to yourself, the faster you will be able to memorize the 15 brain ideas (or anything else you want to remember).

This immersive flooding approach to learning targeted information reinforces your memory of what you want to be able to recall later especially when it is associated with strong positive sensory feelings.

The physical structure of this website can provide you with relevant documentation about the quality of your study strategies. You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of your critical thinking skills and your reading strategies and progressive mindfulness techniques as you more frequently expose yourself to the brain information exercises that perfect your reasoning, imagining, and remembering skills.

This "whole-brain" cognitive model can help you become more resilient as you apply this learning process and consciously use your semantic memory (your ability to remember specific factual names and declarative statements) and your episodic memory (your ability to remember events, like a short film). Cultural factual events are those ideas that are commonly agreed upon basic knowledge, such as the names of colors, the sounds of letters, the capitals of countries, and important basic facts required to socialize and acquired over a lifetime of accumulating cultural knowledge.

This new focused scientific cultural knowledge can help you learn the chain of humanistic logic explained by the 15 major brain ideas, so you can create a fine-tuned well-organized mind.

This cognitive model refers to the fundamental fact that your consciousness requires a connected living brain and body to produce your humanistic secular self, which can think and make rational choices compatible with your personal values. You have the free will (willpower) to make sure that your goals are consistent with your values.

In addition to the process of neuroplasticity, adult brains can change by neurogenesis, which is the growth of new neurons in only two places in your body. New neurons can grow only in your limbic system's olfactory glands, which are the part of your brain that detects odors, or in your limbic system's hippocampus, which is the part of your brain that contains the "triggers" of your long-term memory system.

Furthermore, it is essential for you to become aware of the fact that your adaptable self-identity depends entirely upon the special interactive functions of your intentional prefrontal cortex (executive function) and your emotional limbic system's hippocampus, which together contribute to your long-term memory system.

Your long-term memory consolidation system is the part of your brain that stores (preserves) the triggers for your episodic, and semantic declarative memory functions. They, along with your non-declarative and autobiographical procedural (muscle) memory functions, are the true sources of your awesome self-identity!

There is new evidence that your cerebellum also contributes to the procedural (muscle) memory functions of your long-term memory system.

To repeat, your self-identity depends upon the health of your long-term memory functions. They include all of the in-between "buffers" of neuronal clusters that are connected directly to your working memory, which is located in the frontal lobes of your cerebrum and also the involuntary mechanisms of your cerebellum, which is known as your "second brain."

The unique 30 Day Timetable Chart, which is linked to the Study Guide, makes it easy for you to track the progress of your learning about the 15 brain ideas and their supporting factual basis. Monitoring your use of time and your use of effective study skills, can motivate you to learn faster because it will give you a tangible reminder of how much you value the new brain knowledge, which can impact the center of your being.

Whether it takes you only a few days or more than 30 days to master the new brain vocabulary, you will be able to apply some aspects of the new brain knowledge immediately. By choosing to use the new brain vocabulary, you will be able to activate and revitalize your adaptable self-identity within a new scientific perspective.

The brain information on this website provides you with a reliable total mindset that proclaims the truth about reality as you make decisions dealing with the quality of your life.

WHY THIS MATTERS: The best way to study the 15 most important brain ideas is to use the 15 brain flash cards together with the spaced-repetition method of memorization to learn the new brain knowledge and remember it. Both educational techniques can speed the process of remembering all 15 of the brain ideas and their interactions in a secular humanistic linguistic educational context.

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RECOMMENDATION: You may print this pdf version and read it and edit it by adding or deleting ideas. Then, you can read your edited version of these ideas according to a reinforcement schedule, such as a few hours later and a few days later and then several times in the next week or two. This strategy can help you take advantage of the power of the spaced-repetition method of memorization. Such deep introspection can change your adaptive self-identity and increase your self-esteem (positive emotions about yourself)

You Are Your Adaptable Memory!

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