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February 19, 2019

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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, it could not be easier or faster to learn about the 15 new brain ideas.

The combination of planned study strategies organized around the structured links on this website can provide you with many synergistic advantages while you are learning the 15 new brain ideas.

Once you learn them, you will be able to make better decisions with them and save your time by reducing many chronic anxieties and uncertainties in your life. You will be able to manage the essential creative anxiety that provides healthy motivation as you seek to achieve worthy social goals.

Short study sessions of 20-30 minutes at a time can include using the DETAILS, SOURCES, and QUOTES files for each of the 15 brain ideas. This kind of self-directed learning is the easiest way to memorize anything new, since your own personal aspirations are directly involved in choosing the strategy you use.

The new brain vocabulary words can be categorized (chunked) into convenient combinations of words of your own choosing for easy adaptation to your own learning style.

The same visual pattern of formatted cues makes learning the unique details on both sides of each of the 15 brain flash cards easier because each flash card includes the same kind of diagrams, colors, and question/answer format on both sides of the paired flash cards.

Thus, the identical pattern of structural details for each of the 15 flash cards can help you decode the brain information on both sides of each card more efficiently in your brain's visual cortex, 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 visual information coming in through your two eyes.

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

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

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 later when they are triggered by the memory code cues.

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 identify after your many years of past experiences with these particular letters of the English alphabet.

To clarify the learning process, the memory codes function like familiar acronyms, such 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 memories, which contained these letters in the past.

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 much more difficult challenge to learn what the new brain ideas are, if you did not know the Russian language ahead of time.

You can be very grateful that all of the amazing new brain facts and ideas are being described in plain English using the English alphabet of 26 letters and other essential English grammatical symbols

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 (connections) created by the repetition of thoughts and feelings related to your brain study. This results in the connection of more neurons in the neuronal pathways that connect your long-term memory system in the hippocampus part of your limbic system.

In addition, the more senses you activate, such as your vision, touch, and hearing, and especially if you use self-talk to read the statements to yourself either silently or out loud, the faster you will be able to memorize the 15 brain ideas (or anything else you want to remember). This flooding of your conscious perceptions with targeted information associated with strong positive sensory feelings can optimize your ability to remember what you desire to be able to recall later.

This immersive (flooding with sensory feelings) approach to learning 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 your progressive mindfulness techniques, as you perfect your reasoning, imagining, and remembering skills.

The "whole-brain" cognitive model can help you become more resilient as you apply this new semantic memory about factual events (long-term memory that processes ideas and concepts that are not drawn from personal experience and includes things that are common knowledge, such as the names of colors, the sounds of letters, the capitals of countries and other basic facts acquired over a lifetime of accumulating knowledge) in your life. This new scientific 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 a humanistic secular self that can think and make choices compatible with your values. You have the free will to make sure your goals are consistent with your values.

The cognitive model is based upon the fact that your self-awareness and self-identity both depend upon your body's nano-microscopic communication process known by brain scientists as neuroplasticity. Its awesome feature is that it involves your entire intact connectome, which is your brain and nervous system functioning harmoniously together, subject only to the laws of nature and social pressures!

To review this fundamental new brain fact, your brain's neuroplasticity is caused by changes in the number of new neurons and synapses. Your 1,000 trillion synapses connect both your old and new neurons to each other inside the neuronal pathways of your body's connectome, especially in your cerebral cortex.

This process of nano-cellular communication provides you with a powerful mental force (brainpower) that can be guided by previously learned habits or by current conscious choices that are just as real as tables and chairs, and cars, and trees. That is what free will is all about!

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 that you become aware of the fact that your adaptable self-identity depends entirely upon the special interactive functions of your intentional prefrontal cortex (or executive function) and your limbic system's hippocampus, which contains your long-term memory system.

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

To repeat, your self-identity depends upon the health of your long-term memory functions, along with 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. That part of the front part of your brain is known specifically as your prefrontal cortex or (PFC).

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 humanistic linguistic educational context.

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