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Going Into Your Mind

The Brain, Revealed. Cutting-Edge Research. For Everyone.

February 21, 2016

B: how do you study for your exams?
P: I read my notes.
B: And then?
P: I go over them again.
B: How can you be sure that you’ve successfully learned the material?
P: ???
B: Don’t you quiz yourself?
P: …

This is a recent chat my Brother had with his Partner about the la...

February 14, 2016

Students who get higher grades seem to spend a longer time studying. Studying more, however, necessitates sacrificing other activities. What would you give up? Many students answer that they prefer not to forgo hanging out with friends, using Facebook or binging on Net...

February 8, 2016

The frantic battle against college finals is fast approaching my brother and his friends. As they arm themselves with the Trinity of student weaponry – coffee, sleep and course notes – I would like to offer them some fun science about how these influence learning and m...

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