memory

The ever tightening link between sleep, learning, and memory

It’s been a while since my last post on sleep and learning. During that time, evidence suggesting the critical connection between sleep, learning, and memory has continued to accumulate. For a poor sleeper like me, it has also become more disturbing in some ways. Here’s a quick run down on some of the recent research.

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The Exercise-Learning Connection

I’ve become somewhat fanatical about the “physical” side of learning – namely, exercise, diet, and sleep. I touched on sleep in a recent post (more of that to come), so I thought I’d take exercise for a spin this time around. (And I will, of course, get to diet in the future.) Evidence has continued […]

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Memrise: A Learning Engine Worth a Spin

Are you hoping to learn or brush up on a foreign language in 2014? Have you found that whenever you set out to do this in the past, it’s been hard to keep at it? Memrise may be just the ticket for you. I’ve been using the site for a few months now to help […]

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5 Key Benefits of Lifelong Learning

  If you are like me, you probably take it for granted that consciously engaging in lifelong learning is worth it, well, just because. You are intrinsically motivated to learn and therefore don’t need a list of potential benefits of lifelong learning. It is its own reward. Fair enough. But I think it is still worth […]

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10 Brain Links Worth Clicking

For those of you who haven’t yet decided to follow Mission to Learn on Twitter (You know who you are.), here’s a round up of some exquisite links I’ve tweeted lately on the general topic of brain science and the human mind:

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