mindful eating

Mindful Eating: Eating Mindfully by Minding What You Eat

By | Disrupting Learning, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends, Neurolearning

The average adult human has a sustained attention span of 20 minutes, but some researchers are saying that’s been reduced to 5 minutes, with the internet to blame. If you’ve got a particularly long training session or meeting coming up, your brain needs all the help it can get. Mindful eating. Recent research says that certain foods improve cognition, while others are harmful to your brain. By minding what you eat, in other words, mindful eating, you can lengthen your attention span, retain information better and even decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease as you age.

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Learning leaders

10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry

By | Developing Leaders, Learning and Development, Learning Trends, Neurolearning, The Millennial Workforce

In some ways, the learning industry evolves quickly and trends change all of the time (like these 3 trends we found earlier in the year). But in other ways, it’s not changing fast enough. Innovation in leadership development, employee development, and education is the lifeblood of staying current and competitive in today’s corporate landscape, and it’s up to learning leaders like you to drive that change.

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learning, animation, brain

3 Reasons Why Your Brain Loves Animation for Learning

By | eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning Trends, Neurolearning

 “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.” -Walt Disney

At first glance, the decision to go with animation over live-action training makes sense from a business perspective. It’s obviously much less expensive than hiring a subject matter expert, and it gives you the chance to create branded assets specific to your organization.

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How to keep employees focused

How to Keep Employees Focused and “In the Zone”

By | Engage and Retain, Neurolearning, The Millennial Workforce

We’ve all been there: Whether at a meeting, at their desk, or taking a training module, despite your best efforts, you struggle to keep employees focused. Maybe you’re thinking about what you need to buy at the store on the way home. Maybe you’re daydreaming about your next vacation. Whatever the reason for the wandering, it signifies a deeper problem than disorganized thoughts: It means that you’re not engaged with what’s happening around you.

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competition, gamification

The Office Hunger Games: Why Competition Works at Work

By | Gamification, Learning and Development, Neurolearning

Running through an arena and fighting for your life is one thing, but does competition work as well in the office as it does in the movie theater? If you’ve ever seen The Hunger Games movies, you know that competition can be a huge motivator–especially when life is at stake. But if the stakes are much, much lower, can you still capitalize on competition as a way to engage learners and increase takeaway?

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information overload elearning mind

Here’s the Secret Number to Help You Avoid Information Overload

By | Engage and Retain, Learning Trends, Microlearning, Neurolearning

You may not realize it, but we have a natural defense to avoid information overload. Imagine that someone is giving you a phone number. It’s almost universal: They will give you the first three numbers first (8-6-7) before giving you the last four numbers (5-3-0-9). Why do humans almost naturally default to this method of “chunking” information?

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Neurolearning

Infographic: What is Neurolearning, and How Neurolearning Can Drastically Improve Your Ability to Learn New Skills

By | Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Lab Experts Series, Neurolearning

What is Neurolearning?

Neurolearning is a learning method that is aligned with the way in which your brain processes information. Neurolearning optimizes your learning experience by creating a positive mood through visual storytelling, facilitates your brain to embed new learning in existing knowledge, and enhances information recall speed.

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powerball, neuroscience

Here’s Why You Will Probably Buy a Powerball Ticket Today

By | Learning Trends, Neurolearning

“I will buy X when I win the Powerball” posts are blowing up every social media channel and news outlet over the past week. The skyrocket in lottery ticket sales with the Powerball hitting its highest grand prize to date exposes the powerful (and slightly scary) influence the lottery has over our brains. We aren’t fools. Every person understands how unlikely the chances of picking the winning numbers are, yet most of us are going to buy at least one lottery ticket before tonight’s draw.

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