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How Your Brain Works: Habits

Every thought, belief, and action that you repeat over and over turns into a habit… an unconscious, automatic behavior. Habits are stored in long-term memory. Long-term memories can be permanent, so we need to be very careful what we store there. Whether your thoughts, beliefs, and actions are useful or not, you deeply and unconsciously remember what

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How Your Brain Works: Consolidation

Consolidation is the process by which short-term memories are transformed into long-term memories. Physiologically, this process is accomplished by rearranging and modifying the electro-chemical connections in your brain. Feeding this process requires focused attention on what you want to learn, repeated exposure, and time for your brain to change. Here some very important insights regarding consolidation:

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How Your Brain Works

Learning Goals Isn’t it curious (and so very unfortunate) that we all go to school for years and years without ever learning how our brain, the very organ that we are trying to change in the process, works? It is no wonder that piano lessons (and education in general) are often synonymous with drudgery and frustration.

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