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Interesting News in the World of Teaching and Learning

The number of articles, notes, podcasts, and blogs about educational items can seem overwhelming at times. For what it's worth, here are some links to interesting news items about teaching, learning, knowledge, cognition, and educational technology. There is no complex curation scheme nor any enhanced AI matching algorithm at work here. These are just some articles or podcasts that we found interesting. We hope you do, too.
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New app could help you recall important memories

Tuesday 1 October 2019
We all know how tough it can be to help learners store and retrieve information. This task is profoundly more difficult for those who have suffered damage to the hippocampus and those struggling with the scourge of Alzheimers disease.

Research on memory impairment by Dr. Morgan Barense, a neuroscientist at the University of Toronto, puts the use of video in the forefront of memory and cognition. Barenese has developed an app that uses recorded events to help solidify the memory and recall of patients. Interestingly, the technique involves reviewing the recorded events six times a day at three times the normal recording speed. This speed mimics the natural pace of the hippocampus. Preliminary results show a 40% increase in recall three months after the event.

Now, who says visual learning can't be a thing?
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