Brain Works Training Makes Learning Faster
College students are discovering how brain training can provide better memory, focus, comprehension and written expression and spend less time studying.
Most successful college students endure hours of intense study to grasp the endless stream of information that awaits them on a daily basis. The one commodity of which college students always need more is … time.
Time scarcity often results in stress, anxiety, and depression, a combination that thwarts an alert and fully functioning brain. For the serious student, relationships often have to be sacrificed for the sake of maintaining a competitive GPA. This kind of isolation and pressure not only leads to more stress, but it changes the college experience from something that should be fun and exciting into a burden.
Fortunately, more and more college students are discovering how brain training can provide better memory, focus, comprehension and written expression, and in turn, reduce the amount of time that they need to spend studying.
Think about it…
- What if you could listen to a lecture and remember most of what you heard, instead of just a small fraction?
- What if you could read a chapter, comprehend and retain most of what you read?
The good news is, this is all possible, thanks to something your brain already has. Plasticity.
Faster Learning Through Brain Plasticity.
Research has proven that throughout our lives, our brains change based on our thoughts and activities. The science of the brain is called neuroscience, and the ability of the brain to change and grow is called brain plasticity.
Brain plasticity describes the brain’s ability to grow and reorganize neural pathways. This restructuring occurs whenever we have a new experience, learn a new skill, or memorize a new fact. In order to retain that information, a persistent change which represents that new information must take place within the brain. After enough repetition of the new skill or information, it becomes automatic.
Brain Training enables you to take advantage of this plasticity by supplying stimulation to the neurons or brain cells, thereby achievingfaster brain growth, learning and more productivity in your academic pursuits. Here’s how it works…
During a typical brain training session, clients listen to classical auditory training music with only specific frequencies playing – other frequencies are blocked or filtered out. Sound waves or frequencies go into the ear and through the vestibular and cochlear nerves to the brain. Depending on whether low, middle or high frequencies are heard, different areas of the brain are stimulated. By repeating the sound stimulation 3 to 5 days a week, the brain responds by growing new neural pathways that enrich various regions of the brain and makes stronger connections among them.
For example, the visual or occipital lobe of the brain may become stimulated with the music’s frequencies resulting in better eye tracking (reading), visual perception (notes on white board), visual attention (length of reading time) and visual memory (illustrations, demonstrations and reading).
When listened to in isolation, small bandwidths of the musical frequencies help with the following:
Low Frequencies Middle Frequencies High Frequencies
Balance & Coordination Visual & Auditory Memory Executive Functioning
Visual Motor Skills Focus/Attention Span Mental Clarity
Visual Perception Listening Comprehension Decision Making
College students are intelligent people. However, it is common for students to have a glitch that holds them back from studying or learning as efficiently that they would like. All it takes is a single gap in one’s ability to comprehend verbal or written material, stay focused, remember visual or verbal information, process information quickly or write papers to cause longer study hours and a feeling of frustration.
The most fundamental skills that contribute to our ability to learn are
- Visual processing
- Auditory processing
- Sensory integration
- Attention span
The centers for these foundational skills are found in various parts of the brain. It is important for the brain cells in each area to form pathways that connect with other regions of the brain. With good connections, the brain regions can work as a team.
We offer many options from personally supervised sessions at Brain Works to at-home training programs designed for personal use. Contact us for a free consultation, and we’ll help you find the training program that’s right for you.
How can I be sure this stuff works?
If you still aren’t sure if this is right for you, take a look at this success story from a college student who obtained several benefits through brain training with Brain Works:
Since first beginning my program at Brain Works, I have noticed improvements in areas that I have previously had trouble in including focus, reading speed, conversation skills and reading comprehension.
Currently, I seldom find myself having to reread sections of material. I have done great at reading comprehension, too. On a reading speed test, I have shot up to over 500 words per minute.
I have noticed I have a longer attention span than usual during lectures. I am also better at notetaking during class. Somehow I am able to figure out the most important things to write down. Recently, I find I am more engaged and not so distracted during conversations. I feel that I am better spoken, and that I am better able to find the words to express myself.
Brain Works helped me improve my skills in the athletic sector, too. Now when I play basketball, I feel like I can make better decisions when handling the ball, reducing the amount of turnovers I make. My peripheral vision and depth perception have improved, thanks to Brian Works, ultimately improving my game.
After participating in the Brain Works program, I have greatly benefited both physically and mentally. I highly recommend this program to anyone who may have similar problems to those I have discussed.