Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Meta-Cognition for Studying and Changing Our Brains With Thought by Cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath discusses how we can alter our cognitive schemas in education and grow our cognitive capacities.

Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath is a cognitive neuroscientist and educator that studies how our thinking changes our minds. He’s also the author of several books, including most recently Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick. Today we are going to cover how we can alter our cognitive schemas in education and grow our cognitive capacities.


5:10 How Your “Software Changes Your Hardware”: Using Visualization to Change One’s Brain

7:15 Utilizing Visualization to Decrease Testing Stress & Conceptualization for Linking Medical Knowledge

11:10 Leaping Before Looking: Why Medicine Requires Memorization Before Deep Learning

13:00 3 Steps To Maximizing Your Learning: Setting Your “Story” (Mindset), Recall Practice, Work on Deep Learning/Reconceptualization

18:05 Physician Instructors vs Educators & How Students Can Prepare for Self-Directed Learning

21:29 Growth Through Failure OR Failure Through Neglect: How to Be Mindful of Mistakes and Utilize This Primed State for Learning

25:03 Becoming Meta and Cognitive Fatigue During Study Sessions & Finding Your Own Study Patterns

28:25 Metacognition for Learning (Aspire, Analyze, Act, Assess, Adapt)

30:50 Just 3 Wishes

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Chase DiMarco

Chase DiMarco is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the founder of MedEd University, a free medical education resource, the host of the Medical Mnemonist & Rounds to Residency podcasts creator of several medical education platforms, and CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service.

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