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Category: Cognitive Psychology and Learning

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…

On the amazing longevity of the learning styles notion, and what cognitive science has to say about it

Posted in Cognitive Psychology and Learning, and K-12

I had a conversation the other day with NAU colleague Larry Gallagher that inspired me to return to something I’d been thinking and writing about a while back: the astonishing persistence of the learning styles notion.