It has been snowy the past few weeks here in Lombard, the colder months are not my favorite, but I have to admit it can be quite beautiful. I snapped some quick pictures while I was walking over to the clinic for my morning internship shift. There has been so much snow that someone was able to make a rather tall snowman!
This trimester in my Neurophysiology of Acupuncture (WC5421) course, we are taking a closer look at the intersection of neurology and acupuncture. We are discussing the latest modern research and the physiological chemical response that the body has to acupuncture stimulation.
I’ve found that drawing really helps me to connect to my coursework in a different way. Drawing is an active way I can interact with the different areas of human anatomy and even herbal formulas. I read an interesting article called, “The Surprising Powerful Influence of Drawing on Memory”. The article discusses how drawing can be used as a mnemonic strategy. Drawing is more than just about a learning style, but rather it combines with visualization & writing to create a web of understanding and increase the chances of content landing in your long-term memories. The authors propose that this strategy could help those with cognitive impairments, dementia, or those who simply want to boost their memory. As a student I am always searching for ways to maximize my efforts, to work smarter, and not harder!