What If You Could Understand What Was Happening in the Brains of Learners?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Margie Meacham believes that when you understand how the brain works, you will find it easier to develop highly effective training that yields business results. 

Margie is an adult learning expert with a master of science in learning technologies and more than 15 years of experience in the field. A self-described “scholar-practitioner,” she collaborates with like-minded instructional designers to find practical applications of neuroscience to instructional design. She has written numerous blogs for ATD, and is facilitating our Essentials of Brain-Based Learning Certificate program


In this short video, Margie shares a bit of her personal journey and interest in brain and learning science.

About the Author

Ryann K. Ellis is an editor for the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has been covering workplace learning and performance for ATD (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) since 1995. She currently manages ATD's Community of Practice blogs, as well as ATD's government-focused magazine, The Public Manager. Contact her at 

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