Learning & Memory

Every workplace requires people to be able to learn skills, to remember information, and to use both the skills and information effectively in their roles. Many workplaces use complicated induction procedures, training courses, and away days where employees are loaded with the information required to function in the workplace. And yet there is often little consideration of how to best communicate this information – potentially costing huge sums when information is not effectively provided.

In this workshop, we will consider the systems in the brain that allow us to learn and remember. We will learn about different types of memory, and the systems in the brain that are used for each. This understanding will be the springboard for practical tools for effective communication with, and training of, people. These will be relevant both for organisations, teams and family units.

By the end of this workshop, you should:

  • Have an understanding of the importance of learning and memory as functions in the brain.
  • Understand the mechanisms used for learning in the brain and how best to promote new learning.
  • Understand the role of context, repetition and emotion in learning and be able to use these to create more effective learning.
  • Understand what memory is and what it does for us.
  • Have tools to be able to improve memory where required.
  • Be able to use your understanding of learning and memory as springboard for effective communication skills.
  • Be able to describe the brain systems involved in learning and memory in a manner that is accessible and useful to non-experts.

Please note: This workshop is Module 3 of the Applied Neuroscience Programme and is exclusively open to those who have completed the full 10 day programme previously.

Meet the trainer/s

Professor Patricia Riddell

Patricia is a Professor of Applied Neuroscience, a chartered psychologist and a chartered scientist. She creates cutting edge training tools that integrate and expand on the most recent findings in neuroscience.

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Ian McDermott

Over the past 7 years, Ian McDermott has worked with Patricia Riddell to bring the fruits of Neuroscience research out of the lab so that everyone can have access to the practical benefits of current cutting edge neuroscience research.

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Ian and Patricia are the co-creators of the 10 day certified programme: Applied Neuroscience