Encoding Information


Sometimes in order to encode information for learning, you have to decode it first. Try reading this without writing anything down:

7H15                   M3554G3 
53RV35                   7O PR0V3 
H0W                   0UR M1ND5 C4N 
D0                   4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 
1MPR3551V3                   7H1NG5! 
1N                   7H3 B3G1NN1NG 
17                   WA5 H4RD BU7 
N0W,                   0N 7H15 LIN3 
Y0UR                   M1ND 1S 
R34D1NG 17 
W17H                   0U7 3V3N 
7H1NK1NG                   4B0U7 17, 
C3R741N                   P30PL3 C4N 
R3AD                   7H15. 
PL3453                   F0RW4RD 1F 
U                    C4N R34D 7H15.

Learning vs. Education

So what is learning? Eric Kandel said “Learning" is how we acquire information. "Memory" is how we store that information. "Education" is about enhancing learning, and "Neuroscience" is about trying to understand how learning and memory occur.

So who’s responsible for learning? You are.

Who’s responsible for education? Facilitators who enhance your learning.  Parents, teachers, and care providers; coaches, counselors, and clergy; family, friends, and mentors; legislators who provide funds; workers who build places you learn in, and those that give them feedback. Most of us.

This blog is intended to facilitate by reporting on the neuroscience of learning. But as my friends in Hawaii would say - Learning? That’s your kuliana.