About Brain Sponge Blog

Brain Sponge Blog is a blog about you. Or maybe it’s about what makes you you.

We suffer from the peculiar disadvantage of possessing a machine of jaw-dropping processing power, which sits neatly in our heads, but which does not come with a user manual.

The How Of Learning

I’ve never liked learning. I want to know everything instantly, without going through the tedious process of actually learning the subject. And don’t get me started on remembering stuff!

So I decided to learn how to learn, a topic that we really should start with. One Master’s Degree and Higher Diploma later, along with teaching at a post-graduate level and many years providing learning technical support, I decided to wage war on learning with the Brain Sponge Blog.

Dermot Barry, creator of BrainSpongeBlog.com

Brain Sponge Blog aims to help people who are lucky enough to have brains to use them efficiently and to help keep them functioning for longer. The brain is the most important piece of hardware that we will ever own and it does not come with a manual.

It’s ironic that we are expected to learn a myriad of topics but that no one teaches us the most important skill of all – how to learn effectively.

When we do learn something we then tend to promptly forget it!

Brain Sponge is your toolbox of tips, tricks, hacks and techniques to help you compete in a world where learning never stops!

The Way Of The Brain

Knowing how to learn is not the only tool you need. Brain Sponge Blog also brings you the latest research on how to keep your brain healthy and how to hack your mind for the best possible performance. Your brain is the most important organ that you have, let’s try to understand it together.

I read through lots of press releases so that you don’t have to! Whenever I find out something awesome I tend to write about it. So, if you care about your brain so should check back often 🙂

Your Humble Scribe

Psst, can you keep a secret? I am not a psychologist, or a psychiatrist.

I am a mere science nerd with a child-like enthusiasm and a Master’s Degree in the field of Education. I try to share some of the awesome things I find out while trying to understand my brain. Please note that I am not qualified to offer advice on any topic related to mental health. Every post I write gives links back to real experts, so please feel free to follow these.


2016 – Nominated for Irish Blogger’s Association Blogger’s Choice Awards

2015 – Winner of Best Education & Science Award, Personal Blog, Blog Awards Ireland


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