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10 Brain Foods to Boost Memory and Concentration

Research on so-called “brain foods” shows that some chemicals in the foods we eat go right to our brain cells. The old maxim “You are what you eat” turns out to be true.

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Cognitive Skills: What They Are, Why They Matter, How to Improve Them

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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Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability

Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual's learning ability. Cognitive skills are mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that "separate the good learners from the so-so learners."

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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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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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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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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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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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Research on Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

Sixty-four Grade 2 students were randomly divided into three groups: the first group completed 28 hours of Edublox's Development Tutor over three weeks; a second group was exposed to standard computer games, while a third group continued with schoolwork...

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Types of Memory: Visual, Auditory, Sensory, Working, Short- & Long-term

Scientists now know that memory actually takes many different forms. Memory is not an “all-or-none” process; it is clear that there are actually many kinds of memory, each of which may be somewhat independent of the others. Here are a few...

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