Yearly Archives: 2017

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Bilingual Preschoolers and Self-Control

If you can speak two or more languages, you’re likely to have some real advantages…



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Beyond Mere “Memory”

Newcomers to the field of psychology and neuroscience often want to learn as much as…



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Autonomy and Motivation

Self-determination theory, developed by Edward Deci & Richard Ryan, argues that people are motivated by…



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Brain Training and Dementia

When you see claims for an exciting new brain training finding (the headline crows “Dementia…



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Welcome to “the Messiness”

In a recent interview on this blog, Dr. Pooja K. Agarwal spoke about the benefits…



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The Benefits of Prediction; the Dangers of Vocabulary

What’s the best way to study complex material? Working with Charles Atwood at the University…



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Now Even the New York Times Has It Wrong

Here’s a hypothetical situation: Let’s say that psychology researchers clearly demonstrate that retrieval practice helps…



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Good News about Concept Mapping

This meta-analysis, which looks at studies including almost 12,000 students, concludes that creating concept maps…



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The Benefits of Forgetting

As teachers, we earnestly want our students to REMEMBER what they learned;¬†their habit of FORGETTING…



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Neuroplasticity in Rural India

You hear so much¬†about “neuroplasticity” at Learning and the Brain conferences that you already know…



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