Episodic vs Semantic Memory

Chances are, you’ve landed on this page because you’re interested to learn more about human memory, but all the different aspects of it are quite confusing! What is episodic memory? How is it different from semantic memory? Is it explicit or implicit? We’re going to explain it all in detail so that by the end of … Read more

How does learning a language improve memory?

There are many benefits to learning a language. The obvious ones are a wider experience of the world and different people’s cultures, as well as enhanced global citizenship. But did you know that learning a language has a significant influence on brain development and can improve memory? In this article, we’re going to share with … Read more

How to Apply the Feynman Learning Technique

Feynman Learning technique involves teaching content to those with no knowledge of the subject

You might not know it, but it’s possible that you’re already using the Feynman learning technique. And this is because there has long been a saying that goes “the best way to learn is to teach”. In fact, this saying goes all the way back to the Roman philosopher Seneca and researchers and scientists call … Read more

What is the SQ3R method of reading and studing?

what is sq3r method

You may have heard of the SQ3R method for studying and reading better but are not quite sure how it works, whether it will benefit you, and how to execute it. So in this article, we’re going to explore its history, show you how to make the most of it using examples from this online … Read more

Method of Loci Explained

The method of loci uses familiar locations to help recall information

If you’re familiar with the fictional characters of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, or Patrick Jane from The Mentalist (also a consulting detective), then you’ll be familiar with their use of the method of loci in order to make connections and solve crimes. In the real world, it’s a powerful memory-enhancing technique that’s used by memory … Read more

Eidetic Memory Test

If you’ve landed up here, chances are it’s because you’ve heard about eidetic memory and want to do an eidetic memory test to see if you have one! How great would it be if you could just take a snapshot of your textbook or presentation and just remember it? Imagine the hours of revision time … Read more

Rote Memorization

Rote memorization and parroting

There are proponents and detractors of rote memorization when it comes to learning. Research shows that it can be incredibly useful for foundational knowledge and recall. But critics aren’t fans of the method because it doesn’t demonstrate deep learning and comprehension. Whatever your stance, we’ve laid out the good, the bad, and the how-to so … Read more

How We Learn: Understand Your Brain to Learn Better

After more than twenty years since the Decade of the Brain (1990–2000) [1], brain research is finally in the spotlight concerning educational policymaking. Teachers, parents, and even students themselves are looking for neuroscientific findings when it comes to effective learning strategies. Can brain research really help us design better classroom environments, implement more productive learning … Read more