Peter Doolittle: How your “working memory” makes sense of the world

Filmed Jun 2013 • Posted Nov 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013

“Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it.” In this funny, enlightening talk, educational psychologist Peter Doolittle details the importance — and limitations — of your “working memory,” that part of the brain that allows us to make sense of what’s happening right now.

Peter Doolittle is striving to understand the processes of human learning. Full bio »

The main message from psychologist Peter Doolittle in this talk is this: “What we process, we learn”. He encourages all of us to repeat, practice and support our learnings by connecting information. And for this task he suggests that we use imagery. Imagery is a crucial tool within hypnotherapy. Using our imagery to mentally recreate desired scenes or/and situations in our inner mind so that our subconscious mind integrates them into our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Hypnosis may then become a powerful tool in order to improve our working memory and thus enjoy it to our desired potential.

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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