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Algebra Homework Help — People’s Math Algebra, math homework solvers, lessons, and free tutors online. Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Physics. Khan Academy Tutorials for all levels of mathematics, along with topics in science, economics and finance, humanities, and links to partner content. Math Portal This site offers math lessons and practice tests, but it’s online math calculators and solvers are useful for a variety of problems. Study Guides — Josh Waitzkin. Academic Success Center. Feeling challenged by test preparation?

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We've got strategies for that. Not sure what to do when your instructor talks fast? We can help. Need a tool to get a better sense for your term and how big assignments coincide with each other, with other exams, with social engagements? Here's one. And, while we know it's great to be able to do the investigation on your own, know that we have trained Academic Coaches who are ready to meet with you and talk through any of this information, or what you're experiencing in your courses. Barbara Oakley: "Learning How to Learn" Humanities and Social Sciences - Social Cognition. Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity - Maria Popova.

"If seven friends in turn rapidly told him their phone numbers, he could calmly wait until the last digit was spoken and then, from memory, key all seven friends' numbers into his phone's contact list without error.

Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity - Maria Popova

" It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning (public library) by Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor in which, among other things, he sheds light on how our species' penchant for pattern-recognition is essential to consciousness and our entire experience of life.

To illustrate the power of chunking, Bor gives an astounding example of how one man was able to use this mental mechanism in greatly expanding the capacity of his working memory. Humanities and Social Sciences - Social Cognition. OpenStax CNX. Most of us suffer from memory failures of one kind or another, and most of us would like to improve our memories so that we don’t forget where we put the car keys or, more importantly, the material we need to know for an exam.

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In this section, we’ll look at some ways to help you remember better, and at some strategies for more effective studying. Information processing model: Sensory, working, and long term memory. Test Taking. Upload TheProjectKnowledge Loading...

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Studying through Active Recall.

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Active recall. A study done by J.D.

Active recall

Karpicke and H.L. Roediger, III (2008) lent support to the idea that practicing information retrieval is integral to learning. They had college students study 40 pairs of foreign language words on flash cards. One group learned the words by going through the deck of cards each time until they could recall all the words. The other group’s subjects dropped a card whenever they successfully recalled its paired word on the reverse side. Karpicke and Janell R. McDaniel et al. (2009) came up with the 3R (read-recite-review) method for learning from textbooks. Thus there is much support that active recall is better than rereading text for enhancing learning. Some critics of active recall claim that using retrieval techniques only improves learning a specific response. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Karpicke, J.D. & Roedinger III, H.L. (2008). Chunking (psychology) Chunking in psychology is a process by which individual pieces of information are bound together into a meaningful whole (Neath & Surprenant, 2003).

Chunking (psychology)

A chunk is defined as a familiar collection of more elementary units that have been inter-associated and stored in memory repeatedly and act as a coherent, integrated group when retrieved (Tulving & Craik, 2000). It is believed that individuals create higher order cognitive representations of the items on the list that are more easily remembered as a group than as individual items themselves. Representations of these groupings are highly subjective, as they depend critically on the individual's perception of the features of the items and the individual's semantic network. The size of the chunks generally ranges anywhere from two to six items, but differs based on language and culture The phenomenon of chunking as a memory mechanism can be observed in the way individuals group numbers and information in the day-to-day life.

Baddeley, A. How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia. To learn about some of the most seminal experiments that show how stress changes your brain, read this interesting story in Psychology Today.

How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia

This interactive explains how mom rats impact the adult personalities of their pups, based on how much they lick them. You get to be a rat mom yourself, to see how you've changed your pup's genes! Keep reading and find out how anxious behavior in an animal can be an advantage and if epigenetic patterns are permanent!

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