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UConn GEOG 2300 - The Brain and Studying

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GEOG 2300 1st Edition Lecture 2Outline of Last Lecture I. Introduction to the classOutline of Current Lecture II. Important things needed for learningIII. MemoriesIV. Studying tipsV. Multi-taskingCurrent LectureI. Important things for learningA. Sleep and Exercise- maybe the most importantB. Nutrition and hydration are also importantC. These things allow our brains to learn and take things in easierD. Sleep deprivation causes irritability, cognitive impairment, memory loss, impaired judgment, yawning, hallucinations, similar symptoms to ADHD, impaired immune system, decreased reaction time, tremors, aches, growth depressionE. Without enough sleep, you may be awake, but not mentally awakeF. Exercise is also required for our brains to function-it stimulates the production of new synapses which boosts intelligence G. Exercise helps focus and concentration, attention, motivation, patience, and moodH. You produce dopamine when you learn new things or have new experiences; it makes you happier and more interested in learning and doing thingsII. MemoriesA. Sleep helps form long term memoriesB. Memories are shifted from the hippocampus, with limited storage, to the prefrontal cortex which is nearly limitless. This leaves more room in the hippocampus for new informationC. Napping for 20-30 minutes can help you to remember things betterD. Ways to remember better: practice, use, repetition, reflection, visualizing, singing, writing, semantic mapping, drawing pictures, symbolizing, mnemonicsThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.E. Why do we forget? – blocking: information is there but can’t be accessed, misattribution: remembering something to the wrong source or situation, transience: losing memory over time – 65% of a lecture is lost in the 1st hour III. Study tipsA. To get a good grade: go to class, take notes in class, after class go through the notes and highlight important things and figure out what you don’t understand, read the textbook, ask questions, speak up in classB. For exams: Go back over the notes and especially over highlighted things or things you didn’t understand, look over study guide, study with a group, attend a study session, use book as a referenceC. Cramming only works for short term memories, not long termIV. Multi-taskingA. Not possible to multi-task with activities that require your brainB. Regions being used in the brain compete with each


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