In a recent video, Dr. Andrew Huberman suggests mental training, and visualization, techniques to enhance performance and learning.
Dr. Huberman suggests focusing on the task and then expect to experience some agitation. It may seem odd, but a bit of tension is required to signal to the brain something new is happening. The stress created in learning a new task causes adrenaline to be produced which helps to reinforce the learning process. This learning process is completed during deep sleep or deep relaxation. The neural (brain) connections are reinforced during sleep, or deep relaxation, after the task has been learned.
Another learning technique involves visualizing the desired outcome, as a process, in blocks no longer than fifteen seconds. Create a detailed, and repeatable, visualization in short 15-second (or less) blocks to enhance learning. It appears that repeating the visualization about 50-75 times reinforces the mental process. Mental training, and visualization, also seems effective in recognizing the elements to avoid while performing a task.
By incorporating these practical techniques into training and visualization practices, individuals can enhance their performance, promote neuroplasticity (formation of new brain connections), and improve learning outcomes. The above mentioned video is about two hours long. I have mentioned some of the actionable parts.
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