Library innovation plays an important role in promoting general well-being, helping people struggling with mental health issues.
Libraries provide safe spaces, access to resources and skills development. Libraries provide social services in ways that may not be possible in more formal government buildings.
The application of information literacy – knowing when information is needed, where and how to find it, how to assess and apply it – to health is increasingly recognized as a promising area in the fight against for the promotion of well-being.
Neurobiology of memory
Learning is difficult for many people due to the burden of understanding and memorizing. These requirements make some people dislike studying except they don’t have an option. There were several kinds of learning methods and education adjustments, but it is generally not easy to learn.
This contrasts with social media, where there’s no burden to understand or remember, but that’s not just the rub: most viral social media posts or engaging things are genuinely familiar, qu it takes little effort for memory to take place.
Theoretically, in neurobiology, memory — in the brain — has reserves, which are pooled. Stores contain the smallest possible information about anything. Each store also has a default group, which can be by common function: for example, the charger is grouped with the phone or a recent function, the charger is grouped with a carry-on, or the most impactful functions, the charger is grouped with trauma because he was left out before an important meeting and the phone rang.
So whenever a loader is seen or heard, based on the default group for someone, it initially goes there, which helps remember the grouped items before the store transports them to other groups, to store other items.
During interactions, stores constantly transport to groups. It is after this relay in the memory that the continuity towards the destination of the sensations intervenes, which can secrete a neurotransmitter, before the reaction. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter attributed to pleasure, has been shown to a role in learning. It was the store transport through which comprised the preceding group which led to its secretion.
All external experiences are sensory inputs, they integrate into the thalamus, for smell it is the olfactory bulb. Integration takes place in a uniform unity which is then relayed, to know, feel and react.
From childhood, memory builds groups – holding similarities for stores. This makes several cultural, environmental, social and economic experiences easy to join due to this grouping. Some events are grouped with reward, others with punishment, shame, etc.
The language is also grouped together, so inputs are picked up and placed, gestures too, and it’s easy to learn right from the start. The grouping wiring requirement, in adulthood, makes it difficult to learn a new language. It also makes learning, in general, difficult.
What makes interactions easier are stores that have groups by default, so there’s no time wasted getting what’s being said or known. Therefore, it’s not just about having the store, but about having a group and making it the default.
This is the problem of complex philosophy, mathematics, physics, brain science, chemistry, biology, etc. All that happens is a store, but there may not be groups. Even when groups are created, they may not become defaults, so it takes time.
This, along with the neurobiology of memory, can change learning – using the library.
Libraries could divide their shelves so that they are assigned to members, users or readers within a time frame. The goal is for whoever is assigned a portion to leaf through all the books in it and write down anything they find fascinating. This grade will be submitted at the end of the term and added to a repository – paper or digital – where others can access it. Those viewing the repository, and those noting, began a slight process of creating groups in memory, without the burden of understanding or remembering.
This openness could cause some to go further to learn or ease barriers to entry. It could also change the study style:
Any chapter of any textbook, or class note, or anything else could be read at least 3 times. The first time is just to introduce the mind, not to understand or memorize, or to feel bad or guilty, it is difficult to grasp.
The next time is to study the chapter with the intention of understanding, so concepts, terms and all are researched for understanding and may include scoring questions for further research, but understanding is the goal the second time around.
The third time is kind of memorizing, not rote memorizing per se, but reading around the lines – repeating the concepts, so that understanding them – from the previous time can make grouping, grouping, sticking or recalling, if needed during the exam or presentation, in the future, or to make a discovery.
Libraries provide a major channel for changing the way studies are done. It would also organize serendipity to make people stumble upon what they would probably never have.
Rollover model for memory groups is also a means of bringing contributions to mental health care, so that thoughts are curiously engaged, holding up against certain anxieties, worries, etc.
The inverted model could also become a pathway for skilled labor in a model of the future of work, for the transformation of a community towards knowledge.