Obviously I don't have an amazing working memory because I am not great at taking standardized tests or story telling. I do like how he engaged the audience in his lecture. He tests their memory skills with having the audience try to remember five words and ask them other questions to take them away from remembering those five words. I feel that after watching this video I need to work on improving my working memory.
This is probably the most interesting video that we have had so far. I have always been fascinated with the human brain and how it functions. Peter Doolittle is a very entertaining speaker and it was very easy to watch this video and learn from it. I think our working memory has decreased in the amount of things that it can remember from 7 to 4 because society, and just the human body in general, we try to make our minds do too many things and are therefore exhausting our memory. I think that if we do not stop stressing out our memory, it is only going to get worse and harm our health when we get older. Many people talk about how important it is to take care of your health but no one talks about taking care of your mental health.
Breaking down how people think is very interesting. It pulls at everyone's interest. Everyone's thought process is different and I'm glad that he acknowledges that rather than assuming everyone is the same. I think learning how peoples brains work is very important. He brings up a lot of important facts and I also like that he was interacting with the audience.
The first six minutes of the video was kind of pointless. It mostly made me feel bad that I don't have a good working memory. However, I did memorize the four words he gave me throughout the entire video. I like the point that was made at the end which was processing information makes you remember thing. From a more personal stand point I really need to work on my working memory capacity.
I thought this speaker was very interesting. I have always found the way the brain works is so interesting. He talks about working memory and the importance of paying attention to things that happen around us. We need to learn to process things, lay more attention, because if we don't then we will miss out on life.
Post by robertnicholson on Apr 25, 2014 9:39:15 GMT -6
oh this video made me feel better about forgetting things. i have an above average bag memory, always have. So i have learned tricks to assist it. That's what he talks about in this video trick, exercises. Knowing how to convert those short term memories into those long-term memories or retrievable data. Know how you learn in order to know how to learn.
Post by ashleysegalla on Apr 27, 2014 10:36:01 GMT -6
This video was very interesting. He spoke of working memory. He said that people should associate new ideas with things so that you can remember them. This is a good thing to do if you are presented new ideas very often. That way the brain can store these memories, and recall them when needed.
I think that this video is very interesting. I have always found psychology to be fascinating. I have never taken the time to think about how my mind and memory work, but I am interested in improving my working memory. I think that companies can definitely learn from the concepts in this video and utilize them to create a better working environment. Personally, I am very forgetful. I am hopeful that by utilizing some of the tips in this video I can overcome my forgetfulness and become a better student and employee.
I think video in a way shows how as a society we have actually become disconnected though many of would argue that social media has allowed us to be a more connected society. I can remember as kid knowing dozens of phone numbers prior to the cellphone zombie age, today I know maybe 5 without having to look at my phone. I feel technology also assist in dumbing us down also with texting, many people's life's depend on auto correct i think its sad however we have come to far to ever go back to what i feel was a more intelligent age.
Post by joshuabrungart on May 2, 2014 20:38:23 GMT -6
Interesting video, I enjoyed the speaker and information he gave. You subconsciously take in information, bullet point important things in your mind, organize, file, and store information but you never really think about why you do it, how it works, and how your brain processes information. So Mr. Doolittle said the take home message was "When you process information your learning it. If your not processing life your not living it, live life." Per Doolittle's advice of writing stuff down so that you can organize it in your memory I just had to type that so that I would remember to file and store it in my memory.
Post by paigecrawford on May 6, 2014 13:26:02 GMT -6
The idea of working memory is very interesting. He says in order for us to use our working memory we should associate it with other things. We should also visualize. When he was going through the 5 words in the beginning, the first thing I did was visualize each word. Then I tried to link them with something I already knew. For example, when he said saturn, I thought of a car then I thought of someone I know who owns a saturn car. In the end, I remembered all the words. So I think what he says is great advice and I will try to apply it more in my life.
Post by kristendodd1 on May 6, 2014 20:39:42 GMT -6
I enjoyed watching this video. Not many people actually think about how their brain works. I have never understood how the brain works but enjoyed learning about it and how humans remember things in their daily lives. Constantly, people are processing information and use it throughout their day.
Post by brandonnajolia on May 7, 2014 14:20:33 GMT -6
I really enjoyed this video, and found Doolittle to be a great speaker. These TED talk links are probably my favorite to watch. It is really interesting to hear about how big of a role our working memory plays in our daily interactions. I often find myself doing exactly what Peter talks about when it comes to presentations. I often find myself evaluating it midway through and making a decision in my mind whether I like it or not and I come up with questions that I can ask the presenter about the topic. It is really incredible how much we can process from material that we learn every day in our business and personal lives.
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