Category: Cognition

Cognition is the domain of conscious mental activities : the activities of thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering.

Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as “attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking.”

Why Aesthetics Matter to Learning

'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. People decide what is beautiful in accordance with their own likes and ...
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Avoiding a Cognitive Overload

Trying to glean new information from a miasma of multimedia can be daunting and also exhausting. This is a particular ...
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Mayer’s Theory of Multimedia Learning

The principle known as the 'multimedia principle' (Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning) states that 'people learn ...
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Is Addiction a Disease?

Re-examining the paradigm The paradigm of addiction as a disease is embedded in our culture. Teaching hospitals, patient progams, the ...
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When Will the Media ‘Get’ Asperger’s Right?

The insight and sensitivity with which the media treats marginalized members of our culture is a measure of inclusivity.  So ...
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