A learning hack to ❤️!
The addition of FUN & PLAY while learning leverages the following benefits:
- ✔️Allows increased access to unique cognitive resources in our brains
- ✔️Strengthens and broadens memory networks
- ✔️Improves the ability to toggle between different types of thinking (abstract & focussed)
Why? In short…
Better mood = increased cognitive flexibility. An unburdened mind has more attention to devote to the focus of choice. An enhanced mood offers more dopamine in the learning center of the brain.
More senses involved = stronger neural connections formed. Information from all our senses comes together in the brain. Desired inputs on multisensory levels creates cross-modal congruence resulting in a richer memory.
Having fun, social and sensory engagement while learning promotes plasticity (neural changes) and activates various brain regions to encode an experience with a high amount of detail.
Physical movement and sensory stimulation excites the nervous system to optimize its resources.