MLKQuote: Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Retention means being able to easily access the information later. To do that, one wants to have that information in a neural network that is robust and well indexed. To do that, one needs to ensure the following during learning and after:
2) Connection of new information to old information
When we repeatedly think about something, the related neurons grow tentaclelike structures called dendrites that reach out to connect to other neurons. If we continue to think about that item, those dendrites can acquire redundant dendrites that grow alongside them, and the receptor sites on those dendrites can acquire greater throughput.
We can analogize this to a road system. If we build six-lane highways to a destination, it’s easier and faster to get there than if we have dirt trails.
Our brain organizes the information it acquires and continues to reorganize to optimize storage and recovery of that information. By connecting new information to older information, we make it easier to find that information later.
We can analogize that to having a road map. If we have a map, it’s easier to get there than if we don’t—or remembering that the new shoe store is next door to the old bookstore that we’ve repeatedly visited.
We rarely lose information within our brain; we just make it harder to find when we need it. Good retention of learning means making robust pathways to find that information and organize it well. Read more: Slate: How do we retain what we learn? http://t.co/aruZENyWfg
The “Blood Moon” is upon us: 5 things to know about tonight’s freaky lunar eclipse http://t.co/sAgf80uffs
Every day this week days is gonna be the same backwards
Wonder if I have one?
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Six exercises for finding your personal brand voice….
Make a list of the adjectives you want people to repeat after they meet you, talk to you, see or read about you. Are you: creative, relentless, indomitable, determined, insightful, scrupulous, thoughtful, or visionary? Then, narrow the list down to three.
Ask other people: “What’s my special sauce? If you had to be a reference for me, what would you say?” Take notes of the answers you get.
Make a list of at least five successful professionals that you follow and respect. Spend some time examining them. How are they alike? How are they different? What about their character intrigues you? Often what we admire is what we aspire to be. Pat Flynn, Rand Fishkin, Warren Buffet, Yves Béhar, Richard Branson, Seth Godin. I like these professionals because they think outside the box, and are intelligent, creative, irreverent, and honest connectors of ideas and people.
Ask yourself: “What makes me different?” What do you do or what will you do that sets you apart? You know the whole snowflake talk we got as kids. Well there’s some truth to that. Don’t blend in. Hone in on your uniqueness. It may be your actual job function like “social media scientist,” or it could be something broader like “connector of people.”
Answer the question: “Who is the most important audience that my brand needs to speak to?” All the content you create and everything you say in the public domain will be discoverable online. By identifying and communicating with your most important audience, you’ll avoid any chance of personal brand misalignment with your larger goals. In fact, you’ll make sure your personal brand represents the values you and your audience hold.
Ask yourself: “How does this make me feel?” When searching for your authentic voice, you have to continually check in with yourself to make sure you can emotionally live with your intellectual decisions. It’s so much easier to be motivated if we’re true to ourselves. You don’t have to pretend to be anyone that you’re not. In fact, I would adamantly advise against faking it at all. Everyone will find out eventually.
- See more at: http://www.inman.com/
Did you know that…Average penguin diving speeds range from 3.7 to 7.5 mph, but when startled they may reach up to 17 or even 20 mph. http://t.co/5H3CA7wxGE This explains why they can kill you when they accidental fly into you, and why so many of them kill themselves when they accidentally fly right on the path of your car.
Average penguin diving speeds range from 3.7 to 7.5 mph, but when startled they may reach up to 17 or even 20 mph. http://t.co/5H3CA7wxGE
This explains why they can kill you when they accidental fly into you, and why so many of them kill themselves when they accidentally fly right on the path of your car.