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Category: Cognitive Psychology and Learning

Fifteen must-read classic books on human psychology, and what I’m reading (and writing) next

Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, and Higher Education

The making and execution of summer reading lists is a ritual I’ve slowly come around to appreciating.

A new replication study revives the question: Is taking notes by hand really better for students?

Posted in Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, and Technology

It’s not the modality of or tools used for notetaking, but the thought processes that go along with it, that matter.

Neuroscience in translation: Why use it or lose it is a bad idea

Posted in Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, and Ideas and Resources

Is there any truism about cognitive capacity that is more familiar than “use it or lose it?” Of all the things we could talk about in applications of neuroscience, this is one that shows up surprisingly often, even in the…