Welcome to Neurolearning 101 Infographic
Learning is a lot more than just “Read this,” and “Look at that.” When receiving new information, our brains are firing on all cylinders to process, route, and store that data for later recall. With 86 billion neurons firing at a rate of 300 million per second, the brain is a veritable information and retrieval machine, so why does so much learning ignore the brain’s way of thinking?
This about why we so easily remember things like songs, commercials, and movies, but seem to almost instantaneously forget the content of last week’s training material. You might not realize it, but neurolearning pieces are at play here.
A song for example, is broken into small chunks, which is easier for our brains to consume, and paints a story in your head that draws on your emotions, which in turn creates a deeper neural connection to the content. You are also actively engaged with the content by singing along, which is actively enhancing memory formation in your brain tied to the song. When we apply these basic concepts of neurolearning to training, and respect the brain and the way it processes information to better harness its infinite potential, it ultimately leads to more effective, more powerful eLearning.
With globalization creating the steepest competition in history, businesses rely on the knowledge of their worker’s to create simple solutions to complex problems. Knowledge stems innovation, and companies that foster innovation are better able to compete with the thousands of other companies in their industry.
Top L&D leaders understand the importance of making every learning interaction count. By using neurolearning to align eLearning with the way the brain receives and absorbs information, you’re already ahead of the game.