Brain Rules by Dr John Medina is an interesting read. The book unravels how our brains functions and throws up interesting points that has direct relevance to the training department. One of the very first points the author makes is the way our brains are wired to function. According to Dr Medina, the human brain is designed to ensure our survival in an outdoor environment, while we are in a state of motion. If we were to design a learning environment that is directly opposed to the fundamental wiring of our brains, we will design a classroom and then design a cubicle! The book also cites direct correlation between cognitive ability and physical activity. The more active you are the better is your ability to assimilate new things. No wonder training departments are still figuring out how to improve training effectiveness 🙂 Check out this video.