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HUMANIST FAMILY BRAIN STUDY GUIDE
BRAIN STUDY GUIDE
October 20, 2020
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 contain 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 resources of your mind's mental 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 "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 specific 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 specific 15 answers (declarative statements) in your long-term memory system by knowing the 15 names 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 the words in the answers to the questions begin to coalesce in your mind as you become more familiar with them.
This new brain vocabulary can provide you with an effective intellectual foundation for all your future decisions. It is based upon the latest experimental brain research.
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 about human nature and human potential.
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 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: the memory molecule "hooks" in your hippocampus! For maximum safety, your hippocampus is in the most protected part of your bony skull at the bottom of your brain.
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 "15 FREE BRAIN FLASH CARDS" quick-link file at the homepage of this website for instant access to their meanings.
Each flash card can be CLICKED, TAPPED, or SWIPED repeatedly to "flip" from front to back and then from back to front, or you can use the unique navigation symbols (the infinity symbol or the left arrow or the right arrow) 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 to understand 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 all 15 brain flash cards until you understand the meaning of the 15 brain ideas.
Then you can examine the best references published in English, which are listed in the convenient FACT CHECKER 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 (or control) your awesome mental functions at will.
The new brain knowledge will give you enough brainpower to "chunk" brain data together in new categories of ideas so you can control more of your new experiences (and your old memories) and integrate them as you enjoy the happiness of pursuing meaning and fulfillment in your 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. Synapses =
8. Potentiation =
9. Connectome =
10. Plasticity =
11. Cerebrum =
12. Prefrontal Cortex =
13. Limbic System =
14. Pleasure Circuit =
15. Long-Term Memory =
STUDY QUIZ #1:
LIST OF THE NAMES OF
THE 15 BASIC 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. Brain Study Advice: You can use the printable form at the following link to write the name of each of the brain ideas next to the memory code for each brain idea, or write the names on a blank piece of paper next to the memory codes.
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 might even subvocalize quietly, but with exaggerated emphasis, to reinforce the ideas you want to remember in your long-term memory system in your hippocampus that is located in your brain's limbic system.
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 also to your muscle memory circuits. 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. SYN =
8. POT =
9. CONN =
10. PLAS =
11. CER =
12. PFC =
13. LIM SYS=
14. PLE CIR=
15. L-T MEM =
STUDY QUIZ #2:
MEMORY CODES FOR
THE 15 BASIC 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. After you have made the proper connections in your mind, you can use the printable form at the link below to write the name of each brain idea next to the question to which it refers:
1 -- What memory circuit gives you the power to remember old memories and save new ideas and perceptions in your limbic system's hippocampus?
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 region of your brain at the front of your cerebrum (frontal lobes) that is involved in planning and other higher-level cognition, including your working memory system?
5 -- What is the largest part of your brain and the latest to have evolved to manage the hormones and neurotransmitters activated by your limbic system and the instinctual behavior unconsciously managed by your reptilian brain, that includes your cerebellum and brainstem?
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 is the way neurons connect so you can think of ideas, feel emotions, control your muscles, and memorize anything you choose?
9 -- What are the hundreds of trillions of tiny biochemical junctions that connect with and switch on or off your billions of neurons?
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 inside neurons that flow down axons 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 your 100 billion neurons to receive signals from other neurons?
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 also forward new ideas and perceptions to your long-term memory system?
STUDY QUIZ #3:
LIST OF 15 QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE 15 BASIC BRAIN IDEAS
TIMETABLE STUDY CHART: Now is a good time to develop a deeper knowledge about your evolutionary brain and the true nature of reality. Since time is your most valuable personal resource, and time is the easiest variable to control, you can measure your use of time as you learn about your brain's structures and mind's functions. 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 creative imagination as you seek to keep healthy and sane during the pandemic crisis.
30 DAY TIMETABLE
BRAIN STUDY CHART
Creating an objective accounting of your use of time while learning about your brain can motivate you to study your brain systematically as you seek to keep healthy and sane during the pandemic crisis. Your "AHA!" and "WOW!" moments of awe can become more frequent as you learn more details about your brain.
In addition, 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. Many curious life-long learners keep daily or weekly personal records of experiences and ideas by "journaling" or writing notes in a "diary."
You can integrate the 15 basic brain ideas into your story line and plot to liberate yourself from boredom or traumatic anxieties or fear-provoking mindsets or negative memories. You may have learned bad ideas when you were younger and more ignorant about your brain. Thus the new brain ideas and facts can become the basis for a new self-empowerment as you understand more about your own awesome brainpower potential!
This method of multi-sensory learning, with frequent repetitions of the same brain ideas in the context of your own personal goals and plans for achieving them, is a very 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 reduce the need for you to rely on faith-based magical thinking when dealing with problems or making important personal and political decisions.
Since your brain is the source of your unique willpower. and self-awareness, and your adaptable self, it is essential for you to understand the relevance of your own creative imagination. This new knowledge can empower you to freely choose your own destiny. This is the essence of modern American humanism since it can increase your curiosity about life, nature, and the universe.
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