Picture Our New President!

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

One-on-one brain training company LearningRx has announced the winner of its national “Picture Our New President” contest.

Lexie Hein, an adult LearningRx graduate from Appleton, Wisconsin designed the winning idea for adding President-elect Donald Trump to LearningRx’s existing picture graphic lineup of U.S. Presidents. A graphic illustrator created the final artwork, which will be part of LearningRx’s full Presidential mnemonics images.

Lexie, who decided to go through brain training in 2011, was having difficulty passing her medical boards even though she had always been a good student. After LearningRx brain training, Lexie said that she was able to pass her boards and recently graduated from Medical school. She said that through LearningRx training, she “learned how to learn.”

The contest is derived from one of the first activities every LearningRx student masters: the ability to recite the names of all (now) 45 U.S. Presidents. The memory picture-graphic combines silly pictures and fun associations to help students “picture” what they want to remember—in the order they need to remember it. For example, in the graphic below, you first see a ray gun (Reagan) shooting at a bush (George H.W. Bush) holding up a clothesline for hanging a clean ton (Clinton) of clothes. Of course, the other end of the clothesline is tied to another bush (George W. Bush) from which an “O” llama (Obama) is eating a leaf. Lexie suggested a baseball umpire with TR on his chest padding, “TR-Ump” which connects to President Obama by having the “O llama” extend his back leg on home plate, as the TR umpire signals he is safe.10 presidents

To see the mnemonics exercise in action, visit the website for our other Presidents Day contest, which shares video entries from former and current LearningRx students doing the Presidents visualization procedure while multitasking and/or being distracted: http://studentshoutouts.com/presidents-day/