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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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Does Practice Make Perfect?-Sousa

Does Practice Make Perfect?-Sousa | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Practice refers to learners repeating a motor or cognitive skill over time. It begins with the rehearsal of the new skill in working memory. Later, the skill memory is recalled, and additional practice follows. The quality of the practice and the learner’s knowledge base will largely determine the outcome of each practice session. The old adage that “practice makes perfect” is rarely true. It is very possible to practice the same skill repeatedly with no increase in achievement or accuracy of application. Think of the people you know who have been driving, cooking, or even teaching for many years with no improvement in their skills. Why is this? How is it possible for one to continually practice a skill with no resulting improvement in performance?"

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A Leadership Blog: The Cycle of Excellence: 5 Steps to Peak Performance (Using Brain Science)

A Leadership Blog: The Cycle of Excellence: 5 Steps to Peak Performance (Using Brain Science) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

In Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, Psychiatrist Edward Hallowell, combines brain science and performance research to help you get the most out of people’s brains (including your own). To ignite peak performance, he has created a process called the Cycle of Excellence. It is a five step process, that when followed completely, leads to excellence.

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Michael J. Quinn's comment, June 21, 2012 10:47 AM
Thanks Maggie - Great article.
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Mirror Neurons Help Explain Why Baseball Hitting Is Contagious | Axon Potential

Mirror Neurons Help Explain Why Baseball Hitting Is Contagious | Axon Potential | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

When a young player picks up a bat for the first time, they begin a long process of education that relies heavily on imitation. Watching other players swing at pitches and listening to coaches give them instruction builds the pathways of connections in their brain that will be continuously called on and improved throughout their playing days.

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Study Finds High Brain Integration in Top Performers - Psych Central News

Study Finds High Brain Integration in Top Performers - Psych Central News | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

 

Why do some people excel in sports, music and managing companies? New research points to uniquely high mind-brain development in those who excel. "What we have found is an astonishing integration of brain functioning in high performers compared to average-performing controls,” said Fred Travis, Ph.D., director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He claims this research is the “first in the world to show that there is a brain measure of effective leadership.”

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A New Insight to the Brain and Nutrition Puzzle

A New Insight to the Brain and Nutrition Puzzle | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Why You Might be Losing Your Mind. It’s possible your school cafeteria is hurting your kid’s academic performance.
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Is Working Memory The Secret Weapon Of Aaron Rodgers? | Axon Potential

Is Working Memory The Secret Weapon Of Aaron Rodgers? | Axon Potential | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Now, in a new study published in Current Directions of Psychological Science, psychologists David Z. Hambrick of Michigan State University and Elizabeth J. Meinz of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville examined this interplay between basic abilities, like working memory capacity, and acquired knowledge learned through practice. “We have been especially interested in the question of whether various forms of domain knowledge moderate the impact of basic cognitive abilities on performance,” the authors wrote.

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