How does a new idea relate to older knowledge?Weave new concepts into your past experiences. Challenge yourself to connect new ideas with the familiar – hopefully yielding good questions, observations and learning moments.
SCIENCE SAYS:Integrating new ideas with older ones is a powerful way to strengthen the brain's frontal networks. Applying knowledge from the past to newly learned information helps to enhance cognitive flexibility and inform behavior in future situations.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Try a new route home from someplace in your neighborhood.
- Explore a new source of information on a longstanding hobby or interest.
- Learn a new game and reflect on strategies that overlap with games you already know.
- Consider how prior knowledge can bring new meaning to recent events and interactions.