Memory

The Learning Breakthrough Program has a profound impact on neural network development and the brain’s recall efficiency, both of which affect memory and the retrieval of information.

The dictionary defines memory as the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience. Memory functions are among the most basic and critical brain functions that human beings rely on for nearly all of the activities that make life meaningful. It is also the case that the efficiency with which we “remember” things (i.e.-process, retain and recall information) is crucial to improving cognitive ability. 

People who have studied memory and how it works have developed techniques for remembering information. These “mnemonic” devices are memory aids that have been developed according to the way people store and retrieve information. Mnemonics are based on the principle that the brain is a pattern-seeking device, always looking for associations between the information it is receiving and what is already stored.  If the brain can find no link or association, it is highly unlikely that the information will be stored in long-term memory. Maintaining the brain’s ability to perform these critical functions is exactly how Learning Breakthrough activities improve memory function.

The Learning Breakthrough Program uses balance and sensory integration development to increase the amount or neuron activity applied to any given task thereby increasing brain efficiency and addressing memory on a truly foundational level. Mnemonic devices are memory triggers (e.g.- using the shapes of the states in order to recall the names of their capital cities). The Learning Breakthrough Program activities work not on the triggers or rote tricks that help us remember, but the highways on which those triggers eventually operate.