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.
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Your child's brain on math: Don't bother?
April 29, 2013, Reuters
Infections tied to cognitive decline
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Normal brain activity linked to DNA damage
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Forgetting first words on a list may signal mental decline
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Monitor on Psychology Articles
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