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But exercise is not just goodfor general health, it actuallyimproves cognition.
But exercise is not just good for general health, it actually improves cognition.Two reason s for this...
1“Exercise increasesoxygen ﬂow into thebrain, which reducesbrain-bound free radicals...an increase in oxygenis always accompaniedby an uptick in mental ”sharpness. — Dr. John Medina
2“Exercise acts directlyon the molecularmachinery of thebrain itself. It increasesneurons’ creation,survival, and resistance ”to damage and stress. — Dr. John Medina
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What’s this have to do with presentations? Two things...
1 Passively sitting is a very unnatural thing. Audiences have no patience for tedium. Think of the presentation from your audienceʼs point of view.
2 During the preparation stage, if youʼre struggling with an idea, if youʼre stuck, then go for a walk, a run, just move...
...we were born to move. Evidence suggest we may even think better if we toss the couch-potato lifestyle.
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Structure your presentationaround meaning, and the bigpicture. Then support key ideaswith details.
“ If you want to get the particulars correct, donʼt start with the details. Start with the key ideas and, in hierarchical fashion, form the details ” around these larger notions. — Dr. John Medina Good advi ce, but ho pay attent w long can ion to you people r talk?
Rule of thumb Oral 10% 3x 6xVisual 35%Oral &Visual 65%Source: Najjar, LJ (1998) Principles of educational multimedia user interface design (via Brain Rules by John Medina, 2008)
“ Why is vision such a big deal to us? Perhaps because it’s how we’ve always apprehended major threats, food supplies and ” reproductive opportunity. — Dr. John Medina
“ Why is vision such a big deal to us? Perhaps because it’s how we’ve always apprehended major threats, food supplies and ” reproductive opportunity. — Dr. John Medina Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? H ave I seen it before?
Recognition soars with pictures “ Various studies show that recognition doubles for a picture compared with text. — Dr. John Medina ”pictures only text only 0% 50% 100% source: www.brainrules.net/vision
“ Pictures beat text...because reading is so inefﬁcient for us. We have to identify certain features in the letters to be able to read them. ” That takes time. — Dr. John Medina
Rule #1 Exercise boosts brain power. eview✓ Our brains were built for walking/moving!R ✓ To improve your thinking skills, move! ✓ Exercise gets blood to the brain, bringing it glucose and oxygen. ✓ Aerobic exercise 2x/week halves the risk of general dementia, reduces risk of Alzheimer’s by 60%. ✓ Exercise is just about the best thing you can do for yourself says Dr. Medina.
Rule #4 We don’t pay attention to boring things. iew✓ No multitasking. When it comes to ev attention, it’s only one thing at a time.R ✓ We are better at seeing patterns, abstracting meaning than recording details. ✓ Tapping people’s emotions helps them learn. ✓ People start to fade after 10 minutes. Get them back by telling stories, examples, and targeting their emotions.
Rule #10 Vision trumps all other senses. iew ev ✓ Vision is our dominant sense, using half ofR the brain’s resources. ✓We learn/remember best through pictures compared to text or spoken words. ✓Try to communicate more with pictures. ✓Toss your current PowerPoint slides.
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