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LEARNING AND COGNITION
DESIGN OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING FOR THE BRAIN / MIND:
Thoughts and Research on Neuroeducation Science

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Stress changes how people make decisions

Stress changes how people make decisions | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

Trying to make a big decision while you're also preparing for a scary presentation? You might want to hold off on that. Feeling stressed changes how people weigh risk and reward. A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews how, under stress, people pay more attention to the upside of a possible outcome.

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Suppressing brain's 'filter' can improve performance in creative tasks

Suppressing brain's 'filter' can improve performance in creative tasks | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it
The brain's prefrontal cortex is thought to be the seat of cognitive control, working as a kind of filter that keeps irrelevant thoughts, perceptions and memories from interfering with a task at hand.
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Hedging your bets: How the brain makes decisions based on related information

When making decisions based on multiple, interdependent factors, we choose based on how these factors correlate with each other, and not based on an ad hoc rule of thumb or through trial and error as was previously thought, according to research...
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Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained

Over Fifty Problem Solving Strategies Explained | LEARNING AND COGNITION | Scoop.it

The comprehensive nature of the list of problem solving strategies allows individuals to use a checklist approach to problem solving. It also could facilitate training others in problem solving. The classification of the strategies into types may facilitate the development of new strategies that fit into a specific category. The explanations and examples given could serve as a valuable supplement to other explanations and examples available in books and on the web.

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Memories serve as tools for learning and decision-making

People associate past memories with novel information, according to a new study. This memory-binding process allows people to better understand new concepts and make future decisions.
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