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Explore the foundational principles of cognition, memory, and intelligence. Breakthroughs coming out of university learning labs teach us how we really learn, how the mind works, and what we can do to accelerate learning.

Blogs

From Students to Students: How To Master College…

ZEYNEP GUNGOR was born in Turkey and studied at a German...

By Lasting Learning

For Instructors

Do your assignments accomplish your goals?

One Question You Need to Ask Yourself About Your...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Money, Memory, and Growing Older: Remember the Good Times?

As we get older, do we want to only remember the good times...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

For Instructors

Motivating Students by Ending on a High Note

Creating Fond Memories by Mastering Peak-Rule This article...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

Memory

Think More, Eat Less? Memory Can Make Us Eat Less

Think more, Eat Less? Thinking about future meals can make...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

For Coaches

Weak performance on road sometimes all in your head

ONE OF THE main lessons to be learned from our studies of...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

Memory

Memory Champs?

Journalist Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with...

By Lasting Learning

Memory

How We Remember: Cues to Improving Memory

Retrieval cues are stimuli that help you retrieve a...

By Lasting Learning

Mindset

Inside the mind of master procrastinator

Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular...

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Mindset

Fallor ergo sum

In the video above, Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling...

By Lasting Learning

For Parents

A Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck, Ph.D., is a world-renowned Stanford...

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Expert Interview

What is Metacognition?

How do you know what you know and what you don’t know?...

By Aaron Benjamin, Ph.D.

Mindset

Overcoming “I Don’t Feel Like It”

Thomas Frank is the creator of  College Info Geek. His...

By Lasting Learning

Expert Interview

Bilingualism Can Delay Dementia

It is not surprising that being bilingual has many...

By Judith Kroll, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Bilingual Brain

Did you know that babies under the age of 1 year can...

By Judith Kroll, Ph.D.

LEARN

The Power of a Growth Mindset

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’ve just never been good...

By Nicholas Soderstrom, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Learn Smart: Know What You Know

In this video, Dr. Michael Serra (Texas Tech University)...

By Michael Serra, Ph.D.

Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Why Brain Training Could Be Hurting Us

Beliefs About Brain Training: Why They Could Be Hurting...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Critical Moment When Learning Happens

We would all agree that failing or making mistakes is...

By Aaron Benjamin, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Make It Stick

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning To most...

By Mark McDaniel, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Learning How To Learn

We have three videos we think you will enjoy. The first...

By Mark McDaniel, Ph.D.

Alan Castel, Ph.D.

The Case of Memory and Aging

This article was originally published in Psychology...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Alan Castel, Ph.D.

The Case Against Crosswords and Google

Improve Your Memory: The Case Against Crosswords and...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Using Desirable Difficulties to Enhance Learning

“Desirable difficulties” is a term coined by Dr. Robert...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Memory, Aging, and Selectivity

  Dr. Alan Castel (UCLA) talks about how memory changes...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Power of Forgetting

Dr. Robert Bjork (UCLA) talks about how forgetting is...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

For Coaches

Praise Effort, Not So-called Natural Talent and Ability

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fastest one of...

By Saskia Giebl, Ph.D. Researcher, M.Sc.

Expert Interview

The Problem with Rote Rehearsal

Rote rehearsal refers to practicing something over and...

By Elizabeth Bjork, Ph.D.

Blogs

How Families Cultivate the Development of Young Talent

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo discusses the critical role that...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Critical Distinction Between Learning and Performance

The goal of instruction should be to facilitate...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

Corporate Training

The Myth of Individual Learning Styles

We have all heard people claim to be “visual...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Learning From Memory Errors and How to Overcome Them

Memory errors are common and they become more common as we...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Using Desirable Difficulties in Sports

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo provides several examples of how he has...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

For Coaches

Love to Win or Hate to Lose?

This article was originally published in Psychology...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

Alan Castel, Ph.D.

10,000 Simple Steps to a Better Memory

10,000 Simple Steps to a Better Memory: Take a Walk This...

By Alan Castel, Ph.D.

Mastery

Why Does Retrieval Practice Enhance Learning? It’s All About Trying

This article was originally published in Psychology...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

For Instructors

When Practice Does Not Make Perfect

We’ve all heard the old adage, “practice makes perfect.”...

By Saskia Giebl, Ph.D. Researcher, M.Sc.

For Instructors

So You Think You Know How to Learn

  If you’re like most people, you probably think you have a...

By Nicholas Soderstrom, Ph.D.

Mastery

Take the Path of MORE Resistance

Desirable Difficulties: Taking the Path of MORE Resistance...

By Nicholas Soderstrom, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Importance of Making Errors During Learning

Students often try to avoid making errors during the...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Embracing Mistakes in Sports Training

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo discusses the important role of errors,...

By Fran Pirozzolo, Ph.D.

About the Author

Lasting Learning was created to bring together the world’s foremost learning scientists with a focus on providing information about the best ways to enhance long-term retention of knowledge and skills across the lifespan. Our goal is to be a valuable and trusted resource for students, teachers, parents, athletes, coaches and anyone else who wants to learn the best ways to learn.

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