Use the Zeigarnik Effect: Interrupt Your Learning

Our story begins in an Austrian café. It was in that café that Bluma Zeigarnik, a young Lithuanian psychology student, met with her professor. And it was there that one […]

Nadal’s Performance Boosting Trick

One of my main takeaways from a recent presentation by Charles ’70:20:10′ Jennings was a performance boosting technique used by Rafael Nadal. I’m not into sport, but Nadal’s […]

The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus…

Every time we focus our attention we’re making choices about how we fill our relatively limited working memory. Latest research indicates that there are about 4 […]

How Willpower Sucks Your Brain Dry

In 1996 a simple experiment using chocolate & radishes created a new understanding about willpower. Roy Baumeister and his colleagues gave participants a plate full of chocolate […]

INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Facts About Mindset in Learning

Mindset is an often ignored yet crucial factor in learning. Here are three well established aspects of mindset in learning, and each is supported with tips for […]

Which Learning Techniques Work?

A couple of years ago a study in Psychological Science in the Public Interest tested a range of learning techniques to see which ones actually paid […]

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Tips to Boost Your Learning

Work smarter and make learning stick with these eight simple techniques. Each one has well documented evidence based results behind them and are easy to implement.

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