One of my favourite demonstrations of neuroscience comes from a speaker who uses finger and thumb movements to demonstrate that it taken your brain 60 to 100 repetitions of an action, to create a new neural pathway. Once you do this, it goes from being awkward and slow, to fast and easy – because your brain actually created new connections to perform the move.
How often do we use this principle in our training though?
Another effect is the “Mere-Exposure effect” – which says that people develop fondness for things they are familiar with.
If we put these things together, I think what it points to is that we shouldn’t be treating training like a functional “how to” overview, we should be treating it like an endurance training program.
There are two basic things that people come to a records system to do – store a record, and find a record.
Your training program:
Open the records client x 60
Store these specific records x 60
Find these specific records x 60