Understanding & integrating different learning styles

Educators have tried to boost learning by focusing on differences in learning styles. Management consultants tout the impact that different...

Visual learners convert words to pictures in the brain and vice versa

People who consider themselves visual learners, as opposed to verbal learners, have a tendency to convert linguistically presented information into a visual mental representation.

What makes creativity tick?

A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person’s...

Overcoming the ‘fear of insignificance’

In the not-too-distant past, young people aspired to become lawyers and doctors. Now they yearn to achieve the celebrity of a Mark Zuckerberg or Oprah Winfrey — and these goals extend to adults as well.

Feeling in control can help you live longer

A high sense of control all but wipes out educational differences when it comes to mortality.

Motivation by anticipation: Expecting rapid feedback enhances performance

There are a number of factors that influence how well we do in school, including the amount of time we study and our interest in a subject.

Personality predicts success in medical school

Conscientiousness breeds continued success, while extraverts fare well in later years