Brain-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies, And Concepts

One of the strongest applications of research in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science is brain-based learning. It allows us to leverage research on how the brain learns in creating a new set of guiding principles for learning, teaching, training, and education. What is Brain-Based Learning? Brain-based learning is a paradigm of learning which addresses student …

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4 Memory Tricks I Learned To Remember Things Better Even With A Traumatic Brain Injury [Guest Post]

Chunking information into groups is a great way to improve your memory

In 2015, I was hit by a car while pushing my broken down car on the freeway. My body was flung 20 feet across the paved road. I had broken my jaw, collarbone, nose, and I received an awfully serious traumatic brain injury. The brain injury impacted my memory so severely… it had left me …

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Cognitive Load Theory: Definition, Types, And Applications For Learning [Guest Post]

Cognitive load theory

Humans are simple in a way: Information comes in through our senses, stuff happens in the brain, and then the information is used. When I say information, I really mean what you see, feel, hear, touch, taste, and think. This information is re-packaged in the brain. Repackaging takes resources. The quantity of resources the brain …

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The Fundamental Science Of Brain-Based Learning: 7 Subconscious Brain Functions And Learning Processes

I won’t tell you what you can do today to learn better or be smarter, but I will tell you what the brain does for you. The brain is a complex learning machine. While you can deliberately learn by using strategies, I will share with you what happens behind the scenes. The brain has a …

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In What Form Is Memory Stored In The Brain & Mind? An Introduction

Where is memory stored in the brain

It might seem that we have an answer. But, science is far from it. Let’s first look at how we can address this question. In what form is memory stored in the brain? Let me create some variations of this question. What happens in the brain biologically speaking? What happens in the brain from the …

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Time Perception: What exactly is time for the human brain?

Time perception: an introduction to how the brain represents time

There is one thing that baffles me. It is the idea of time. We are going to talk about Time Perception or how the brain experiences time. We look at clocks, we learn what an hour is. We look at the sun, we know what a day is. But do we? We can purposefully evaluate what time …

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3 mind and brain hacking tricks to increase your mind’s power* T&C apply:)

3 mind hacking and brain hacking techniques to improve memory and creativity

This is not a click-bait article. I repeat, this isn’t click-bait. We really are going to look at brain and mind hacks to temporarily improve your memory and creativity. In short, your mind’s power would increase significantly for a short duration after using these psychological hacks.  Let us first define a mind/brain hack:  In the …

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10 psychology facts that’ll (NOT) blow your mind away

Considering this is the era of fact sharing and how people like ‘quick bites’ of information, I thought I’ll compile some of the psychological facts that are almost never talked about. These are not psychology facts per se. These are robust research findings that are close to being facts. Truth be told, it’s hard to …

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Do not underestimate the effect of sleep on memory

How does sleep affect memory and learning

It is common knowledge that sleep is important. We know it, we all know it. Pretty well. But we consider the option of burning the candle from both ends way too many times. The typical human being often compromises sleep. Sometimes, there is pressure to finish something and only then you can rest. But many times, …

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Memory Models in Psychology – understanding human memory

Memory is perhaps the most alluring topic of research in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Through decades of trivial and breakthrough research insights, we know a little bit about memory. In fact, some of the aspects of memory have become common knowledge. You’ll see people say ‘my short term memory is bad but long-term memory …

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How to improve your memory and remembering capacity?

How to improve memory and remembering capacity

Here are some tips and tricks to improve your memory – general ability to remember, and the skill of memorizing specific things. When we speak of improving memory, two things come to mind. These are 2 unique aspects of memory.  Let me distinguish these two aspects of memory first: Studies in Psychology show these as …

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Are New Neural Connections Formed Every Time We Learn? Neuroplasticity & Neurogenesis

Neurogenesis: Are new neurons formed while learning?

Short answer: YES.Long answer: Probably YES on most occasions as far as we know from laboratory experiments. (I am saying ‘Probably Yes’ because not enough experiments are done to look for exceptions)I’ll begin by introducing the idea of neurogenesis and then write about forming new neural connections. This post highlights the transition of cognitive aspects …

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