Welcome to PPND Bites where we give you 60-second helpings of the positive psychology news you need to know. On this first episode, we talk about why are we even doing small bites? It’s because of how your brain works. University of Washington professor and author of Brain Rules, John Medina tells us that we have 100 billion neurons on our brain. And with all those neurons firing all the time you get so much data. You’re hearing my voice, the video, maybe your kids are talking to you, maybe your voice is. You’re making so many connections your brain can’t possibly remember all of the data that you receive.
In fact, he tells us that our brain can only hold about seven bits of information at a time. And so what you want to do is you want to be able to have a bite-size information in order for you to remember it. And then you want to repeat it often, over and over and over again. And that’s why we’re doing PPND Bites.
So with that, I hope that you take a bite out of your happiness and a bite out of life. We’ll see you on the next episode.