In a series of studies published in July of 2020, researchers in the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at UCLA have revealed how to construct true-false questions in a way that enhances learning beyond what previous true-false questions have been able to achieve.
Multiple choice retrieval unleashes powerful effects that increase both retrieval strength and storage strength of the correct answer plus the alternatives. It’s a virtuous circle of memory fortification.
A recent article published by Springer Nature shares how an adaptive learning platform harnesses artificial intelligence and the principles of cognitive psychology to find and fill knowledge gaps among clinicians to reduce medical errors. This article summarizes those findings.
Research has also shown that multiple practice tests can further improve retention and test performance. Repeatedly asking your brain to dig around and produce sought-after information creates stronger connections and retrieval pathways in the brain.
Educators and education institutions have long believed that learning styles not only matter but are the key to effective learning. Many educators have been encouraged to create learning experiences based on these “styles” to improve learning outcomes. But, do such experiences actually result in better learning?
EdTech corporations may underestimate the business potential of someone with a PhD in cognitive science. They see the value in analytical and statistical skills, but often don’t recognize that those are the cornerstones of a rigorous PhD program.
We all complain about how lousy our memories are. But forgetting is one of the most important tasks your brain undertakes. In fact, your brain intentionally and immediately discards almost everything you experience.
Researchers from all over the world gathered for the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. This meeting is the premier conference for cognitive scientists to share new discoveries and provide feedback on each other’s ideas and analyses.
All games use powerful triggers that cause learning, long term memory, and motivation. This is true of board games, video games (which now generate more revenue than movies), and sports.
Your brain is not a computer. It may perform computations, but it’s nothing like the device that carries out spreadsheet calculations. Here’s a way to be completely sure of that contention: Imagine…