31 Oct 13
Good instructions for training roll-over using operant conditioning
03 May 13
A playlist of videos about learning, mostly from TED
18 Feb 13
Make sure the sound is on. Cat has clearly learned from past experience. Which schedule of reinforcement does this represent? What is the reinforcer?
16 Jan 13
Even old(er) dogs brains change when they learn new tricks. Study was done on adult students. Would like to see it repeated on aging adults (older than 60).
24 Aug 12
As part of a resurgence of interest in how experience affects brain structure and function, researchers looked at brains before and after intense LSAT preparation. As compared with a matched control group, students who trained developed more connectivity and increased myelination between frontal lobe areas and frontal and parietal lobe areas (Diffusion Tensor Imaging). Whether brain changes persist over longer periods of time wasn't studied.
12 Aug 12
Cognitive function scores were found to be lower four years later for children who were spanked frequently as toddlers than for children who were not spanked. Correlation or cause-effect?
11 Jul 12
Students who struggled with problems and made errors showed better retention and deeper learning later on than students who were guided to the solutions.
03 Jul 12
Effective (and ineffective) ways of providing on the job training. Has a lot in common with effective and ineffective techniques for classroom instruction, too.
16 Jun 12
Learning strategies, metacognition: several skills that help students (of any age) learn more effectively. "Study hard" doesn't cut it.
15 Jun 12
About different types of neural plasticity - links and sources of info.
30 May 12
Absence or low levels of an enzyme that regulates protein synthesis, PERK, reduces the ability of mice to modify a learned response. Postmortem analysis of brains of schizophrenic patients, who have lower ability to modify behaviors, showed lower levels of PERK than normals.
24 Mar 12
Interesting musings on incidental vs intentional learning
24 Feb 12
eBook from2009. Applications of neuroscience to education
23 Feb 12
Differences in between people who learn from their mistakes and who don't. Differences in a component of EEG seen. People who believe they can improve are more likely to learn from mistakes than people who think intelligence is fixed. Children who are praised for being smart are less likely to learn from mistakes and push themselves to challenges than children who are praised for working hard (Dweck).
21 Feb 12
Intuitively, people would expect that massed examples (all paintings by a single artist presented together) would improve inductive learning (identification of the artist for a new painting), but the data suggest that spaced examples (several artists mixed) resulted in more accurate performance.
30 Jan 12
Better approaches to learning, to maximize retention
26 Jan 12
"How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice. In a groundbreaking paper published in 1993, cognitive psychologist Anders Ericsson added a crucial tweak to that old joke. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Deliberate practice."
"Studies show that practice aimed at remedying weaknesses is a better predictor of expertise than raw number of hours; playing for fun and repeating what you already know is not necessarily the same as efficiently reaching a new level."
Address mistakes immediately, and then work on correcting them until you no longer make them.
24 Jan 12
In some programs, teens are trained to teach elderly people who are somewhat phobic of technology how to use computers, facebook, smart phones, etc. Points out some changes both needed to make in their approaches to teaching and learning.
Carol Furchner's Public Lists (46)
- cog-artificial intelligence
- Meditation Video/Audio
- Psy 105 - Careers in Psychology
- PSY105 - Digital Brain
- Psy105-Cell Phones
- Psy105-chapter01 - psych overview
- Psy105-Chapter02 - brain
- PSY105-Chapter03 - consciousness
- Psy105-Chapter04 - nature-nurture
- Psy105-Chapter05 - development
- Psy105-Chapter06 - perception
- Psy105-Chapter07 - learning
- Psy105-Chapter08 - memory
- Psy105-Chapter10 - Motivation
- Psy105-Chapter12 - personality
- Psy105-Chapter13 - psychopathology
- Psy105-Chapter14 - therapy
- Psy105-Chapter15 - social
- Psy105-Classic Social Psychology Experiments
- Psy105-Myth & Belief