Your Brain’s Memory Back-Up System
Strong memories involve groups or teams or networks of neurons that fire together. While neuroscientists have long said that "neurons that fire together wire together," recent reesarch at Cal Tech shows how repeated exposure to something recruits multiple neurons into the memory system, creating built-in redundancy.
Demanding, Rewarding Tasks Create Strong Memories
Recent research looked at how the difficulty of the task and the size of the reward impacted the strength of the memory and the consolidation process. The size of the reward, not surprisingly, influences the strength of the memory, but just as important is the level of challenge of the task.
It’s Not a Quiz! It’s Retrieval Practice!
Few words stimulate greater anxiety in students than "We're going to have a quiz today." Most of us can remember that feeling of being unprepared when a pop quiz was announced. What most of us don't realize, including many teachers, is how important a role quizzes can play in the learning process.
Implementation of Computer-Based Cognitive Assessment and Cognitive Training with Elementary Students Lagging in Academic Performance
In a textbook implementation of Mindprint and BrainWare at Riverside Elementary in Evans, GA, the overwhelming majority of the students experienced substantial growth in their cognitive skills in multiple areas and all students saw growth in at least some areas. Average growth across all ten of the Mindprint subtests was 21 percentile points.
Find Out Your Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses
How are your attention skills? How about your memory? Do you see things quickly and accurately? Are you a good problem solver? Perhaps you have questions about your own cognitive
3 Keys to Building Individual Learning Capacity
A lot of attention has been paid to building learning capacity for organizations. Indeed, a Google search for “building learning capacity” yields over 8 million results, the first few pages
Are You Ready for the First Report Cards of the Year?
The goal of cognitive training is to enable a student to become a capable, independent learner. While tutoring can be helpful, it typically will not address underlying learning issues. Particularly when students continue to be tutored year after year, just to get through school, that is not enabling them to learn independently.
Multitasking Does Not Make Us More Productive
There is plenty of evidence that multitasking is not what we think it is. A new study showed the negative impact of distractions on memory.
The Power of Neuroplasticity
While there has been strong scientific consensus for some time about neuroplasticity, the extent to which our brains can change, at any stage of life, is only starting to become clear.
What Do High School Students Want to Know about the Brain?
What do high school students want to know about the brain? BrainWare Learning's Betsy Hill addressed their questions in a Nepris-hosted presentation, including different types of memory, study tips, and sleep.