Tag Archive: Brain Power

Mar 08

What Is Muscle Memory?

This video describes what muscle memory is and how it is created. This is all very relevant to how we learn stenography.

Nov 06

The Brain’s Natural Battle Of Speed vs. Accuracy

Speed and Accuracy

In his book, “Brainblocks,” clinician Dr. Theo Tsaousides discusses the brain’s natural give-and-take tug-of-war of speed vs. accuracy. His expert rendition of the brain’s conflict between speed and accuracy makes what we do as stenographers seem even more amazing! Here’s what he had to say: “Your brain can process things fast or it can process …

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Mar 04

Steno Fun Fact: The 90-Minute Focus Peak

Under a sub-heading entitled, “Time Your Breaks,” the March 2015 issue of Money magazine states: “Research shows your brain losses focus on a task after about 90 minutes.” Based on this information, it wouldn’t hurt to take a 5-minute break after an hour and a half of practice to get a focus reboot.

Sep 14

The Importance Of Drinking Water, Eating A Healthy Breakfast & Maintaining Your Glucose Levels

“Brain cells consume oxygen and glucose (a form of sugar) for fuel. The more challenging the brain’s task, the more fuel it consumes. Therefore, it is important to have adequate amounts of these substances in the brain for optimum functioning. Low amounts of oxygen and glucose in the blood can produce lethargy and sleepiness. Eating …

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Jan 31

The Dangers Of Ineffective Practice

“Practice does make permanent, thereby aiding in the retention of learning. Consequently, we want to ensure that students practice the new learning correctly from the beginning…If they unknowingly practice the skill incorrectly, they will learn the incorrect method well! This will present serious problems for both the teacher and learner later on because it is …

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Jan 31

4 Keys To A Successful Practice

“For practice to improve performance, four conditions must be met (Hunter, 204): 1) The learner must be sufficiently motivated to want to improve performance. 2) The learner must have all the knowledge necessary to understand the different ways that the new knowledge or skill can be applied. 3) The learner must understand how to apply …

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Jan 31

The Power of Practice

“Practice refers to learners repeating a skill over time. It begins with the rehearsal of the new skill in working memory, the motor cortex, and the cerebellum. Later, the skill memory is recalled and additional practice follows. The quality of practice and the learner’s knowledge base will largely determine the outcome of each practice session. …

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Jan 31

Currently Reading: “How The Brain Learns” By: David A Sousa

How The Brain Learns