The Oxford Centre for the Mind are running full-day cognitive training courses in April/May 2016 in Oxford aimed at helping people absorb and process information more effectively. The areas they cover are aimed at anyone who is interested in improving their own mental performance, and may be of particular interest to students and staff. If you are interested in attending please visit their website www.oxfordmind.co.uk/oxford or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Anyone familiar with mind maps will tell you that they are an effective way to help you make notes, think creatively and generate new ideas as well as being ideal for mnemonic (memory-boosting) purposes. For those not familiar with them, they do this by ensuring that what you put on paper reflects the structure of your brain, using a full range of cortical skills: 'right-brain' skills such as colour, imagery, imagination and 'left-brain' skills such as words, association, number and logic. Using mind maps will help you to think, remember, plan and write more effectively than you do at present, as well as ensuring that you eliminate extraneous information and retain what is vital and important. The course will show you in a structured way how to create your own mind maps for whatever purpose you wish and help you create your first few in the seminar itself.
Please note that there is a charge of £45 per person per day (student price) / £90 per day (full price).