The Neuroscience of Memory – Eleanor Maguire

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In this engaging lecture the speaker Eleanor Maguire explains through demonstrations some of the peculiarities of memory to show that we often do not remember things exactly as they occurred yet we often believe we do. I learnt a lot about human memory years ago at school and it has stuck with me ever since because I know what it …

If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software? – with Daniel Dennett A royal institution lecture

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Oh my am I loving this lecture from the royal institute and Daniel Dennett. It is bringing to life so many of the thoughts and ideas I have had over the years of learning how humans work. How the brain works is just such a fascinating topic and Daniel has taken a unique and engaging approach to presenting his ideas. …

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It’s Not Memory Loss – Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

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So, It’s Not Memory Loss – Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information is the kind of finding that makes sense to me. I’ve met plenty of older peeps whose memory is just fine. They can remember all sorts of stuff they do regularly. though as you would expect, they can get confused by all the other information they have to …

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Learning is innate. How the changing world can help education

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The evolution of learning is a fascinating topic. Learning is my strength because I was brought up to think that learning is innate and every challenge is surmountable. In fact learning is never really changing, only the tools and processes we use to learn will change. The education industry has been struggling to figure out how these new tools can …

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Neural Darwinism: is this how we learn?

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I’m excited to have just discovered Neural Darwinism through an interview with Gerald Edelman on all in the mind. The idea that our brain constantly adapts to our environment using the same evolutionary principles described by Darwin is what I’ve been coming to believe. It’s clear that we create and remove connections every day during sleep and that our brains are constantly evolving from the …

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Cholesterol improves memory and learning

Colin Chambersbrain, cells, cholesterol, Education, general health, Learning, memory, Physical Education, Strategy 2 Comments

Well here’s something new to me. The idea that cholesterol is important in brain function. I’m certainly reluctant at the moment to follow the many current dietary trends from low carb, to high carb, to paleolithic because I just don’t think all the results are in. This article gives a little insight into why obliterating cholesterol from your body may …

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Repetition: A key to learning

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I just came across this way to explain why repetition is such an important part of learning. Let me know if this is helpful. I was the kid at school that always knew the answer to the teachers question. That’s not me bragging it’s when I first learned the value of repetition. I’d learnt this from my parents I think, …

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How much can we remember at once?

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When I studied memory during A level psychology I was fascinated by what we know about memory. I chanced across this article today  I like it because memory was initially presented in very simplistic terms. It’s nice to see extra levels being added that fit my experience of learning and using my memory. I agree with the concept that better …