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How to Activate Your Multi-Sensory Learning

How do you become a multi-sensory learner?

You may be asking, “what is a multi-sensory learner? Is it going to help me with my focus? Is it going to help me retain information better? Is it going to make me a creative thinker?” And my answer is astounding, YES.

Multi-sensory learning is the idea that individuals learn better if you were taught using more than one of your senses. When it comes to learning, the more senses you stimulate, the more you’re able to learn and attain new knowledge.

In this episode, I’m going to share with you different learning styles and how you can apply them into remembering abstract concepts like numbers.

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  • Use 5 senses to interpret the information you are trying to learn and create a different representation of the information inside your mind.
  • To remember numbers, Jim aims to optimize his sensory experience of the numbers.
  • This means: different primary learning styles.
  • Remember: it’s not about how smart you are, but how are you smart.
  • Smart can mean how you process information and how you prefer to learn something.
  • You can utilize the different learning styles to maximize your memory.


  • Looking at or reading the information.
  • Strategy: look at the information, then visualize it.
  • Research shows how you use your eyes will allow you to access different parts of your brain.
  • Looking up helps you to visualize and access the visualization part of your brain—Jim uses this strategy even during his presentations.
  • Use novel visualization strategies like imagining images, colors, and fonts to associate with the information you’re trying to remember – e.g. picture a date in a thick yellow font.
  • This requires you to use more of your nervous system, which will take up more space in your brain and allow you to build a stronger memory.


  • Hearing: hear it from someone else, within your own mind, or in your own voice.
  • Auditory learning is based around repeating something – e.g. saying to yourself: 1972.
  • Helps to have certain music on while you’re learning.
  • Different brainwave states: delta (fast asleep), theta (very creative, imagination is flowing), alpha (relaxed awareness, you want to learn things in this state – e.g. while you’re watching television or meditating), beta (most awake and alert).
  • Repetition itself is important.
  • Repetition with different variations can help too—try repeating something with different volumes, tempos, cadences, and tonalities.
  • Using novelty to memorize information is effective.


  • Body and muscle memory – e.g. riding a bike, learning sports, dance.
  • Strategy to remember names: picturing name on a forehead, then imagine handwriting it on their forehead to engage your kinesthetic sense.
  • Writing things out will help you to remember.
  • Encourage you to use all 3 senses to learn information.


  • Synesthesia: people with incredible memories are often synesthetic.
  • They not only recall the information but see it associated with colors, hear it with sounds, and so on.
  • Apply the use of all 3 senses to your different learning techniques and it will become a magnifier and multiplier of your learning in your life.
  • Linking information with different brain systems makes you more likely to remember it.
  • Appealing to more senses make knowledge more sticky.
  • Learning is faster and easier when several senses are stimulated.


  • Take a screenshot of this program and share with us your big aha moment.
  • Remember: teaching something allows you to learn something twice.

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