10 Ways to Prioritize Fun While Learning – InformED

What’s the best way to learn more efficiently? Adopting proven learning techniques like practice testing and interleaved practice is important, of course, but research shows that, on the whole, introducing novelty is one of the best ways to stay motivated and learn more effectively. Russell Poldrack, professor of psychology and neurobiology and director of the… Read More

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The Psychology of Writer’s Block (And How to Overcome It) – InformED

Most writers have experienced it at one point or another in their careers: staring at an empty document on their computers or a blank page in their notebooks, and nothing happening. Playwright Paul Rudnick described it as follows: “Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a… Read More

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How to Improve Mood and Memory Through Brain Cell Growth – InformED

Happiness is a piece of (blueberry) cake. Most of us accept the notion that brain development is “complete” around the time we reach our early-to-mid twenties. The average age may differ for males and females, but for the most part we “are who we are” by the time we reach twenty-five years old. Be that… Read More

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