How to take your learning efficiency to the next level with brainwave entrainment?
If you think about it, any kind of learning (especially the notion of learning for good)is all about creating associations. When a baby learns something new, it tries to connect what the baby just learned with a previous memory or lesson. Think of your brain as assembling building blocks. It’s going to be very hard for your brain to come up with a skyscraper if it did not build a foundation first. Of course, to build a skyscraper, you must first build many smaller buildings beforehand. Otherwise, it’s going to be tough for you to find the competence and ability to build a building that high.
This is how your brain works when it comes to education and training. It has to have an existing basis. Even if the existing basis is very thematically different from the new item that you learned, the new item must still be placed on something that already exists. Keep this in mind when looking at education and learning in general. You have to come up with some sort of association. Most people are able to do this. That’s why most people are able to learn.
Learning Styles Are Different For Everyone and Some Can Be Generalized
Not everybody learns at the same rate. Some people are able to pick up new information with very little effort. They’re able to learn at a high degree of comprehension with seemingly difficult material easily. It all boils down to association. While most people can use the power of association to learn stuff, some people have brains that are wired in such a way that they can create positive and efficient associations easily.
This is a very big problem for most people because thanks to the internet and modern entertainment, people have shorter attention span. According to recent research studies, the typical attention span of a typical consumer from North America and Western Europe is shrinking. This has a lot to do with our social media culture. If you’ve ever looked at news at social media, you’d realize quickly that a lot of people don’t really read the news. They just look at the heading of the news item. Maybe they click through the news item, scan through the subheadings and leave. They probably would have spent a maximum of one minute on that website they clicked to. This is indicative of how people learn. Considering that they are exposed to that information in a very short period of time, it’s very challenging for them to create enough associations to absorb information.
This brings up the second point. Most people focus on temporary learning. When you’re reading news items on Facebook, you’re not intending to hang on to those facts for a very long period of time. Instead, you just want to learn enough so you can move on to the next item. If you are serious about taking your learning efficiency to a much higher level, you might want to consider brainwave entrainment.
Brainwave entrainment enables deeper learning through sensory stimulation
Brainwave entrainment involves exposure to light, sound pulses or other sensory stimulation. We have five senses. Any of these senses can be stimulated as we try to learn a new piece of information. This all goes back to association. As mentioned earlier, learning is all about association. When you start using sensory stimulation as you expose yourself to new pieces of information the following take place. This chain reaction of events increases the likelihood that whatever information you are exposed to lingers longer in your mind.
It’s all about getting your attention
Brainwave entrainment focuses on getting your attention. When you’re reading something and trying to wrap your mind around a concept while a bright colored light pulses, your attention is triggered. You pay attention to the sensory stimulation. At the same time, you go back to the item you are learning. You repeat this enough times and the heightened level of attention that you got through the sensory stimulation is focused on the information you are trying to process. Instead of distracting you, the stimulation actually enables you to heighten your level of receptivity to the information you’re trying to consume. This makes you remember the information much longer.
It’s all about getting you to make association
It’s one thing for brainwave entrainment to get your attention. It’s another for it to actually help you learn. The learning process is when you start associating the sensory stimulation with the particular piece of information you’re trying to master. Thankfully, with enough repetition, this is very easy to do with brainwave entrainment. At the very least, there’s a higher level of purpose here. It’s more intentional. A lot of people who have a natural ability to quickly learn are able to do that because of stimulation which happens erratically. With brainwave entrainment, you ensure that the sensory stimulation is not only predictable but consistent. This increases your overall learning efficiency.
Associate ideas with situations
Now that you have made an association, thanks to sensory stimulation, the next step is for your mind to kick in and try to connect the dots. You start associating ideas that you are picking up with situations from your past. The moment you do this, you plug in what would otherwise be ideas that are just flowing out there and could be easily confused with theories with stuff you already know. Your past experiences are things you already know. When you associate what otherwise would be a theoretical material with stuff you already know, you anchor those new pieces of information. This increases the likelihood that you would not only remember them but you would also understand their implications and significance.
Associate with mental pictures
Once you start associating new information with past situations, it’s only a tiny step for you to start drawing up mental pictures. This is a very big step or leap forward because the moment you start thinking up of mental pictures your emotions become engaged. Mental pictures are never emotionally neutral. Whenever you start seeing mental pictures, you become emotionally engaged. It’s easier for you to understand concepts because they trigger some sort of emotional response.
Brainwave entrainment is the first step to all of these. It draws your attention. It’s kind of like a trigger for a chain reaction. Ultimately, brainwave entrainment can also help you come up with better mnemonics. Mnemonics are not just amazing tools for remembering stuff. They can also be great tools for letting you understand the consequences, implications, and significance of new materials you are absorbing. It all boils down to initial stimulation which leads to better concept appreciation. Eventually, these all leads to a better absorption. It’s one thing to look at learning as memorization. It’s another to look at it in its grand contextual basis which is concept appreciation and ultimately concept implementation and application. If you’re serious about taking your learning efficiency to a much higher level look into brainwave entrainment. It definitely is the wave of the future. No pun intended.