Test time – Can you help me?

Rogue Medic could tear the science apart on this one, but I can attest it is true:

I learn and recall memories linked to music.

You can play me a song and I can tell you things I was doing, sometimes in odd detail, when that song was playing.

Some folks have dabbled into the science on this but it stands that it works for me.  So with that in mind I have been studying listening to a certain kind of music that gets easily stuck in my head and is easy to hum over and over in my head during the exam.

I was wondering if you might sing along to this and send the good vibes my way.

My study buddy and I had the mock test earlier this week and both chose the same two scenarios to challenge each other with, a botched refusal form and a complaint about an esophogeal ET placement, let’s see how well we guessed.

I’ll be recovering later this afternoon and spending tomorrow gathering the call sheet for our next round of A Seat at the Table episodes to be filmed in San Jose, CA in June.  We’re bringing in some industry folks this time to talk about equipment, upcoming conferences and the like, so stay tuned for details on that.

And does anyone else know what on earth Mark and Ted have planned for June 4th in relation to Chronicles?  This image seems to leave a lot of questions unanswered.

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3 thoughts on “Test time – Can you help me?”

  1. Rogue Medic could tear the science apart on this one, but I can attest it is true:

    I learn and recall memories linked to music.

    No reason to criticize the research. If we can apply a pattern to information, it becomes easier to learn. Music is one way to apply a pattern, unless you are using something by John Cage.

    However, if you scroll to the bottom of the page you linked to, there is an advertisement for BRAIN TRAINING GAMES. The research on these games is not good. Reading a book is a good Brain training Game. So is writing a blog post. Reading and analyzing research is also good. Assessing and treating a variety of patients is good for the brain. Basically, things that get you to make your brain look at things differently are good for your brain.

    Too many of us become comfortable with looking at things the same way all of the time. This is not good for the brain. These brain training games may initially get you to think about some things a bit differently, but become the same thing over and over again.

  2. Rogue Medic could tear the science apart on this one, but I can attest it is true:

    I learn and recall memories linked to music.

    No reason to criticize the research. If we can apply a pattern to information, it becomes easier to learn. Music is one way to apply a pattern, unless you are using something by John Cage.

    However, if you scroll to the bottom of the page you linked to, there is an advertisement for BRAIN TRAINING GAMES. The research on these games is not good. Reading a book is a good Brain training Game. So is writing a blog post. Reading and analyzing research is also good. Assessing and treating a variety of patients is good for the brain. Basically, things that get you to make your brain look at things differently are good for your brain.

    Too many of us become comfortable with looking at things the same way all of the time. This is not good for the brain. These brain training games may initially get you to think about some things a bit differently, but become the same thing over and over again.

  3. Rogue Medic could tear the science apart on this one, but I can attest it is true:

    I learn and recall memories linked to music.

    No reason to criticize the research. If we can apply a pattern to information, it becomes easier to learn. Music is one way to apply a pattern, unless you are using something by John Cage.

    However, if you scroll to the bottom of the page you linked to, there is an advertisement for BRAIN TRAINING GAMES. The research on these games is not good. Reading a book is a good Brain training Game. So is writing a blog post. Reading and analyzing research is also good. Assessing and treating a variety of patients is good for the brain. Basically, things that get you to make your brain look at things differently are good for your brain.

    Too many of us become comfortable with looking at things the same way all of the time. This is not good for the brain. These brain training games may initially get you to think about some things a bit differently, but become the same thing over and over again.

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