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Www.pashler.com/Articles/RohrerPashler2007CDPS.pdf. How Human Memory Works". The more you know about your memory, the better you'll understand how you can improve it.

How Human Memory Works"

Here's a basic overview of how your memory works and how aging affects your ability to remember. Your baby's first cry...the taste of your grandmother's molasses cookies...the scent of an ocean breeze. These are memories that make up the ongoing experience of your life -- they provide you with a sense of self. They're what make you feel comfortable with familiar people and surroundings, tie your past with your present, and provide a framework for the future. Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find. When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths.

Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find

Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language that often elude adults. Within months of living in a foreign country, a young child may speak a second language like a native speaker. Brain structure plays an important role in this "sensitive period" for learning language, which is believed to end around adolescence. The young brain is equipped with neural circuits that can analyze sounds and build a coherent set of rules for constructing words and sentences out of those sounds. Once these language structures are established, it's difficult to build another one for a new language. "We found that effort helps you in most situations, for things like figuring out what the units of language that you need to know are, and basic ordering of elements.

Too much brainpower. Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find. Stanford University’s Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education. “You’re so talented!”

Stanford University’s Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education

, “You are gifted – a natural!” , “You’re doing so well in school, you must be really smart!” – children receive these messages (or their negative counterparts), along with many other messages on a daily basis from their peers, parents and teachers. Are these just words or do they mean more? How are children affected by the words we use to praise, coach and criticize them? I recently met with Stanford University’s Carol S. Ms. OneDublin.org: What sparked your interest in the field of psychology? Carol Dweck: “I was always interested in people and why they do what they do, and that crystallized in college. OneDublin.org: What was your trigger to pursue research into mindsets? Dweck: “I was fascinated by how people cope with failure or obstacles. OneDublin.org: When you started your research did you have much to draw from? Dweck: “There were inklings of research. OneDublin.org: What is your definition of fixed and growth mindsets? Dweck: “Both mindsets are widely held. Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk.

Photo Phys Ed Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness.

Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk

Opinion: For a more productive life, daydream. In 1990, a 25-year-old researcher for Amnesty International, stuck on a train stopped on the tracks between London and Manchester, stared out the window for hours.

Opinion: For a more productive life, daydream

To those around her, no doubt rustling newspapers and magazines, busily rifling through work, the young woman no doubt appeared to be little more than a space cadet, wasting her time, zoning out. But that woman came to be known as JK Rowling. And in those idle hours daydreaming out the train window, she has said that the entire plot of the magical Harry Potter series simply "fell into" her head. Mark Twain, during an enormously productive summer of writing in 1874, spent entire days daydreaming in the shade of Quarry Farm in New York, letting his mind wander, thinking about everything and nothing at all, and, in the end, publishing "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. " Such creative breakthroughs in leisurely moments are hardly unique to literature. Brigid Schulte Legend has it not only that Archimedes had his "eureka! " Just think. Why Seven Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than Eight - WSJ.

How to Break the Procrastination Habit. New laws on marijuana were supposed to boost tax revenues and free up cops to go after “real” criminals.

How to Break the Procrastination Habit

But underground sales—and arrests—are still thriving. It’s just after four o’clock on a hot Seattle afternoon, and Thomas Terry is standing in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Known for fights that end with police sirens and sometimes ambulances, it’s a spot some locals half-jokingly call “Stab in the Box,” but today the scene is quiet.

A man is walking up the street toward Terry and a few other young men who are gathered in the shade of a brick wall where the parking lot meets the sidewalk. Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep. Katherine Streeter for NPR While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep