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Visual Perception: Definition, Importance, Skills, Visual Perception Problems

The terms visual perception and visual processing are often used interchangeably, and refer to the brain’s ability to understand what is seen...

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8 Reasons Why Working Memory Is Important

Working memory is key to learning. How good this is in someone will either ease their path to learning or seriously prevent them from learning. Here are eight ways children use working memory to learn.

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Cognitive Skills: What They Are and Why They Are Important

Cognitive skills -- also called cognitive abilities, cognitive functions, or cognitve capabilities -- are mental skills used in the process of acquiring knowledge, the manipulation of information, and reasoning.

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Working Memory: Definition, Importance, Improving Working Memory

Working memory is the ability to hold information in your head and manipulate it mentally. To solve an arithmetic problem like (3 X 3) + (4 X 2) in your head, for example, you need to keep the intermediate results in mind (i.e., 3 X 3 = 9) to be able to solve the entire problem. The distinction between short-term memory and working memory is an ongoing debate, as the terms are often used interchangeably. 

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Visual Memory: Definition, Types, Importance, Facts, Overcoming Deficits

Visual memory involves the ability to store and retrieve previously experienced visual sensations and perceptions when the stimuli that originally evoked them are no longer present. That is, the person must be capable of making a vivid visual image in his mind of the stimulus, such as a word, and once that stimulus is removed, to be able to visualize or recall this image without help.

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Auditory Memory: Definition, Importance, Test, Overcoming Deficits

Auditory memory involves being able to take in information that is presented orally, process that information, store it in one’s mind and then recall what one has heard. Basically, it involves the skills of attending, listening, processing, storing, and recalling...

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Sequential Memory: Definition, Importance, Overcoming Deficits

Sequential memory requires items to be recalled in a specific order. In saying the days of the week, months of the year, a telephone number, the alphabet, and in counting, the order of the elements is of paramount importance.

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Short-Term Memory: Definition, Capacity, Barrier to Learning Success, Testing

If you have looked up a telephone number in a directory, you already know a great deal about short-term memory. You repeat the number to yourself until you dial, and then you forget it. If the number is busy, you may have to look it up again.

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Memory Techniques Not the Answer to Memory Challenges

“Children, it's almost time to go home. Please write down your homework, put your books away, and line up at the door.” Sounds simple and straightforward. So why is John already lined up at the door when his books are all over his desk? And where are the materials he needs to take home to do his homework?

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“Drill and Kill” — Is Rote Learning an Outdated Technique?

Is rote learning an outdated technique or is there a valid place for its use in the classroom today? Increasingly, rote learning is being abandoned for newer techniques such as associative learning, meta cognition, and critical thinking.

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Logical Thinking: A Learned Mental Process

You have four blocks in front of you, a black one, a red one, a white one and a green one. You must remove two of them. You may not take away the red, the black and the white blocks simultaneously. You may not take away the white, the green and the red ones simultaneously. Which two blocks may be removed? To answer this puzzle you will need to think logically.

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Forgetting: Why and How We Forget

Can you remember the name of your first grade teacher? Certainly the information was stored at one time ― the teacher was a central figure in your life for nearly a year. If you can’t recall the name, is it still somewhere in your long-term memory?

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