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.
Researchers find way to turn bad memories into happier ones
August 29, 2014, Fox News
Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills
August 18, 2014, Fox News
Problem drinking in midlife linked to memory trouble later
July 30, 2014, NPR
Mild traumatic brain injury may cause cognitive problems, lasting brain damage
July 16, 2014, Fox News
Math nerd or bookworm? The same genes may shape both abilities.
July 10, 2014, NPR