The Neuroscience of Learning
Through brain science research, we've learned more about the parts of the brain and how they work together to help us understand and retain new information. We understand, for instance, that:
- Greater engagement leads to deeper learning. And, the more areas of the brain that are in use, the more memorable the learning episode.
- Focus decreases during longer learning segments.
- Visual images, mnemonics, and metaphors help our brains organize information.
- Endorphins create feelings of euphoria and activate our frontal lobes, the part of the brain responsible for learning.
- Cortisol, the stress hormone, inhibits memory and attention.
All of these brain science research findings (and so many more) point to the importance of developing active and inspiring learning environments.
Trainers Warehouse's Commitment to Active Learning
Sure, Trainers Warehouse sells learning tools because we believe in them. However, we're not just about selling stuff. This entire WorkSMART blog offers free tips and advice to energize learning. Whether you're looking for facilitation best practices, information about fidget toys, corporate icebreakers and learning games, relationship-building strategies, ways to show appreciation
, or insights about common training challenges, we share thoughtful perspectives you won't find anywhere else on the web!