Cognitive Science for learning

http://www.apa.org/research/action/memory-changes.aspx

I found this article to be reassuring in a way. It says that studies show that brain “power” peaks in our 20’s and in our 40’s we will notice subtle changes when our cortex shrinks, nerve cells shrink and atrophy. The research spoke about how our brain has lower amounts of blood cells and they are less efficient. Mature people will have trouble “finding” words and have a tougher time with planning and organizing.  Michael Maisiske”s research has shown we need to compare ourselves not to our youthful selves but to others the same age, we must challenge ourselves with perhaps learning a new language [our go back to college]. Research also shows that reducing anxiety helps so then people can learn and remember more efficiently. This may not improve my teaching but it is very interesting considering what I am going through while I work two jobs and take this course

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