Learning & memory
Learning and memory are closely related concepts. Learning is the acquisition of skill or knowledge, while memory is the expression of what you’ve acquired. Another difference is the speed with which the two things happen. If you acquire the new skill or knowledge slowly and laboriously, that’s learning. If acquisition occurs instantly, that’s making a memory.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
What You Can Do
- Testing makes perfect, finds memory retrieval research
Enhance Your Memory
If you have mild memory loss, there are strategies you can use to adapt and overcome the challenge.
Why we keep losing our keys
April 14, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
The power of the earliest memories
April 6, 2014, Wall Street Journal
Do brain workouts work?
March 10, 2014, The New York Times
Brain rewrites memories to reflect new experiences
February 5, 2014, Fox News
Monitor on Psychology Articles
Annie's Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework
September 1 2006
Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings