Why Fun Improves Learning: Mood, Senses, Neurons, Arousal, Cognition

Why does having fun make learning better?

There is ample anecdotal evidence that shows listening to a fun lecture or lesson is great for learning. It’s intuitive. Having fun & interactive learning sessions does improve learning on the whole and engender a positive attitude toward learning. It’s one of the reasons why MOOCs are popular. But why does this happen? Why does …

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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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The Worst and The Best Study Tips & Habits based on Psychological Research [How-To]

The best and worst study techniques, study tips, and skills

I’m going to keep this post crisp and crunchy. We’ll first begin with the worst study habits and then move toward the best study habits & tips. What we are about to look at is thoroughly supported by scientific research. TL;DR at the end. I’m writing this post after studying over 250 research papers. I …

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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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5 scientific study tips and techniques: Interleaving, spaced-repetition, retrieval practice…

Best study techniques: A guide on how to study

The average person spends 6-8 years of their life studying formally. This is, in fact, largely spread over 20 years of education and a 30-year career. A lot more of skill-learning happens based on the person’s career choice. In essence, you’d be spending 11-18% of your life acquiring information and skills (I did some rough …

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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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