The Science of Learning

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The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Five Ways to Decrease Learning Decay in the Workplace

Learning decay is the Achilles’ heel for virtually all training initiatives. A training may have been delivered brilliantly to a highly engaged …

Everyone’s favourite psychology theory isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

For decades, psychologists and educators have believed that a growth mindset can have a significant influence on the way a child performs …

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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the …

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

Axonify Brain Science Explained by Dr. Alice Kim

Ever wondered what we mean by brain science and how it can help you develop high-performing employees? In this video, Dr. Alice Kim, Researcher at …

York University

People remember 10%, 20%…Oh Really?

Publication Note This article was originally published on the Work-Learning Research website (www.work-learning.com) in 2002. It may have had some …

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Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Researchers reveal the human brain remembers visual features backwards

Rethinking How the Human Brain Remembers<p>New research from scientists at the Zuckerman Institute of Columbia University has turned our classical …

Brain wiring affects how people perform specific tasks

The way a person’s brain is “wired” directly impacts how well they perform simple and complex tasks, according to a new study from researchers at …

The Brain

10 of The Most Widely Believed Myths in Psychology

In a sense we’re all amateur psychologists – we’ve got our own first-hand experience at being human, and we’ve spent years observing how we and …

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving

Snakes on a plane.<p>Unlike actual snakes, you don’t need to keep a keen eye on the spiraling ones above. In fact, for your sanity, it’s probably best to ignore them: These playful circles stay still when you stare them down one at a time, but spin frustratingly when spied all together.<p>Akiyoshi …

'Owning' Your Mistake Can Enhance Chances of Future Success

Profound new research suggests the common strategy to not dwell on mistakes and to move on to the next experience, may be unproductive.<p>Ohio State …

Want a Better Memory? Science Says This Is the One Tip You Keep Forgetting

If you have ever wondered, "How could I forget about that?" there's a solution that will sharpen your memory.<p>Wondering what you forgot today? Was it an important meeting? Was it your house keys as you rushed out the door? Or maybe you were looking for your sunglasses and didn't remember that yes, …

University of California

Why 'Learning Styles' and Other Education Neuromyths Won't Go Away

Exposure to neuroscience can help dispel—but doesn't eliminate—beliefs in neuromyths among educators and the general public, a study finds.

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

Debunking The 8-Second Attention Span<p>In 2015, Microsoft published a study with an infographic that shows our attention span at 12 seconds in the year …

Mindfulness

TED: Ideas worth spreading

About TED<p>TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference …

Public Speaking

Design Principles for Reducing Cognitive Load

Every time you visit a website, a process of learning is initiated in the brain. Whether it’s the navigation, layout, or that auto-rotating image …

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain?<p>These are just two of the mind-blowing questions …

Augmented Reality

Why people are so bad at thinking about the future.

Our future selves are strangers to us.<p>This isn’t some poetic metaphor; it’s a neurological fact. FMRI studies suggest that when you imagine your …

Google Search

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

The start-up has undertaken an extraordinary experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice an independent work force to maximize company revenue.

Behavioral Sciences