3. Neuroplasticity facilitates change in response to experience
in five easy
Our lives are defined by what we
repeatedly do. These habitual
behaviours not only impact our
external world - but they change
the shape of our brains and
determine how we think and feel.
4. The search for truth is more precious than its possession
in five easy
Education is teaching how to think.
Good teachers are delighted to be asked "why?“
Indoctrination is teaching
what to think by using dogma to infantilise the
population and tell them what's best for them.
Here, you risk being disowned or expelled
from the group for asking “why?”
5. Don’t stop believing, but ensure that what you believe is
grounded in truth
Mental health is two things: (i) being in touch with reality and (ii) being open
to new experiences. But here’s the thing – there is no reality only perception.
Understand that the world is not necessarily as you perceive it. Everyone
has filters and only by acknowledging them can you begin to get a clearer
picture. Even in a close relationship the same simple act can be viewed
differently. A man will see paying all the bills as his duty while his wife will
see it as an act of love.
Appreciate that your views might be prejudices.
Most importantly make sure that the perceptions you do retain or adopt are
grounded in verifiable fact and can be tested. Otherwise any actions you
take based on your beliefs will be on shaky ground.
Source: Using Your Brain To Improve Your Own Mental Health (inside-the-brain.com)
6. Two useful approaches to learning
Both approaches are effective.
Here, concepts are
when they are presented
within a context and
related to other
Here, learners create
mental pictures of the
concept and see how
the information fits with
what they already
7. MIND SET - focus your attention on what empowers you.
EXERCISE - (body & mind) even when you don’t feel like doing it.
NUTRITION - a balance of lean meat, fruit and plant/fish oil.
DETERMINATION - stick with these new habits to generate flow.
You can consciously change your brain and mind.
Tips for optimal learning
Professor Billy O’Connor, Medical School UL
8. 1. Deconstruct the skill - Break the skill into smaller and
smaller manageable tasks.
2. Learn enough to self-correct - Get a handful of good
resources about what you want to learn. Learn just enough
so that you can self-correct/self-audit.
3. Remove practice barriers - Distractions such as television,
internet, etc., can get in the way of you doing the work.
4. Practice for at least 20 hours - Pre-commit to practice.
Four tips on how to learn fast
Four simple steps to rapid skill acquisition.
Source :You just need 20 hours to learn anything! ⏱ | by Afroz Chakure | Medium
9. 1. Depending on how it is used, the brain can build new nerve
pathways, circuits, maps and systems. This is called
2. The making and breaking of synaptic contacts is what we
3. Two effective approaches to learning are (i) analytical
(building blocks) and (ii) holistic (big picture view).
4. Sometimes you have to take a risk in order to drive new
5. If you don’t control your attention then someone else will.
6. MEND. Mind Set, Exercise (physical and mental), Nutrition,
and Determination as well as cognition, intelligence,
memory, motivation and perception - all contribute to
learning by focussing attention.
11. Read widely in your search for truth
Science cannot solve the ultimate
mystery of nature. And that is
because, we ourselves are part of
nature and therefore part of the
mystery that we are trying to
The truth knocks on the door and
you say, “Go away, I'm looking for
the truth” and so it goes away.
A reliable way of making people
believe in falsehoods is frequent
repetition, because familiarity is
not easily distinguished from
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