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 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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8 Neuroscientific techniques to learn how to play the guitar better

Improve guitar playing skills using insights from psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science

We are going to look at a very specific set of tips on how to master the guitar. These specific strategies are in the realm of ‘Psychology & Neuroscience to learn the guitar better.’ Why do we need to take this approach? Because many guitarists spend time practicing inefficiently. Here are a few examples: Practice 3-4 …

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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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