Research Brief

How the Brain Learns: Characteristics of Good Development and Training Programs

Learning Management and Training
Research Brief
Professional Development
How The Brain Learns White Paper

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  • Eight ways our brains are wired to learn
  • Practical tips for designing effective training and development programs

About this research brief

Have you ever driven home from work without consciously remembering the drive home? Our brain is wired to be efficient with the information it has already processed, so it can focus its energy on what is new or different. Our brain can function on auto-pilot based on established patterns.

When it comes to learning new tasks, however, auto-pilot is not an option. Our brain deals with the inefficiency inherent in learning new information by providing us neural motivation in the release of dopamine.

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