ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Bodybuilding for the brain: John Pelley at TEDxTexasTechUniversity

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Bodybuilding for the brain: John Pelley at TEDxTexasTechUniversity

Here’s Great Tip: Bodybuilding for the brain: John Pelley at TEDxTexasTechUniversity


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John attempts to show his audience how action and sleep are used to build a strong brain as well as a strong body. Bodybuilding requires action for muscular growth and the growth occurs during sleep. Similarly, learning requires action for the physical growth of brain cells and this also occurs during sleep. Active learning experiences (sketching, organizing, discussing, etc.) are needed for the brain to replay them during sleep and that action must also be associated with emotion, if either the exercise routine or the learning experience is to be effective. Brain cells develop a temporary record of our experiences during the day but we don’t make that record permanent until we sleep. As we replay our experiences during sleep, only those with emotional value are retained, or consolidated, into memory. This can be seen physically in the development of a network of branched connections between brain cells, called dendritic trees. Muscle cells grow, brain cells grow.
The audience will be shown how to apply action and sleep to employ bodybuilding for the brain.

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23 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Bodybuilding for the brain: John Pelley at TEDxTexasTechUniversity”

  1. This guy has no idea what he's talking about. I'm a PHD student in cognitive neuroscience all this guy does is poorly explain how some types of learning occurs. Learning and intelligence are very different; in fact, one of the most universal (although somewhat simplified) definitions of intelligence is the ability to learn. Intelligence is mostly fixed. Brain performance and learning ability is almost entirely determined by genetics. The only science-backed advice he offers is the importance of quality sleep, and possibly meditation. However, he completely misunderstands basic definitions and mechanisms of neuro and psych.

  2. That’s why all the best teachers are the ones who are funny. When you laugh, the information tends to resonate more.
    So be careful when someone is using comedy to get their message across, they could be placing incorrect information in your head simply by making you laugh.

  3. I love how he ended up with a joke, so that listeners could have positive connotations with what he have said which would let out brain to learn it during sleep %)

    Youtube did a good job to put this video in my related, much obliged, this small lection is great

  4. Great talk, but I wish it were longer; mainly want to see more totally comprehensive information about the minute areas of the brain, and how to hit them. There was no mention of the opposing hemispheres and their differences either, which is a little disappointing. Still, a great jump start for anyone looking to improve the mind.

    Thanks a bundle!

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