Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Understanding How We Learn, Register and Retain Information

From the moment we are awake till the time we go to bed, our brain is constantly learning, processing, registering and retaining information or inputs from the environment- basically what we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. Since it happens automatically and easily, we may not even pause to think how information is processed.

Read this insight about how we learn and retain information.

Learning – Registering

83% by sight

11% by sound

3.5% by smell

1.5% by touch

1% by taste


10% of what we read

20% of what we hear

30% of what we see

50% of what we see and hear

70% of what we discuss

90% of what we say and do

(Source: blogs.medindia.net, "Skill with People" by Les Giblin)

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