Learning & Memory

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Recalling skills often depends on returning to your state of mind — or environment — where you first learned it.
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  • 8 min.
Your selections: Learning and Memory
You might think that having lots of colorful posters in your classroom will aid students but this may not be true in reality. Read more to find out why.
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Learn about the benefits that short but frequent breaks can have on easily distracted students.
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Online “brain-training” games claim to help strengthen your mental muscles through regular practice. But scientists haven’t found conclusive evidence that brain-training works.
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Our capacity to learn and remember and to feel a range of emotions all arise from signaling in distinct regions of the brain.
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Pat Metheny discusses music’s impact on the brain; the process of creativity in music, art, and science; and the role of music in healing.
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This small group of cells help regulate your memories.
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Dr. Larry Rosen shows why he believes student distratction is a function of poor metacognition, boredom, and nomophobia.
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Scientists think déjà vu might be a hiccup in the process of memory consolidation.
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  • 5 min
Your ability to recall the color of your childhood home depends on long-lasting changes to the connections between nerve cells.
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Denise Park breaks down what happens to the brain and cognition as we get older.
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Complex networks of brain structures make sense of all the information from our senses to create and store memories that can last a lifetime.
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Scientists continue to learn about the neurobiology and architecture of the different types of memory.
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