Stephen R Covey, in his, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” encouraged us to, “Sharpen the Saw.” (Habit 7). Learning is an essential part of sharpening the saw, and learning how to become an Accelerated Learner is turning that saw into a Buzz-saw for the Brain!
Sharing my unique model of Accelerated Learning, today’s short episode introduces phase 2: Entrance.
The ‘Citadel of the Brain’ has 5 entrance gates.
The more of these we ‘open’ the more traffic flow of information we can get into the brain… and faster!
Those 5 entrances are the 5 senses.
But more than this, each sense can be ‘accelerated’ by working on sensory enrichment.
Bigger and brighter are two enrichments that tend to strengthen the impact of visuals…
though contrast and black and white can have amazing effects. There is an ‘authority’ with black and white and a clarity that can really imprint a memory on the brain.
Louder and richer can enhance the impact of sound – especially if there is good tone and stereo positioning.
Then touch can be influenced by weight, movement, and location, as well as texture.
Scent is the secret weapon for Accelerated Impact. This video gives SHOUT outs to Sam McKee of ScentAir – a company that utilises scent intelligently to influence wellbeing and behaviour.
I also give a SHOUT out to Alan Hunter – Black and White photography expert.
The key take out is this: the MORE senses you use to learn anything, the more it will ‘make sense’.