Navigation Links
Learning information the hard way may be best 'boot camp' for older brains
Date:8/23/2011

Toronto, Canada Canadian researchers have found the first evidence that older brains get more benefit than younger brains from learning information the hard way via trial-and-error learning.

The study was led by scientists at Baycrest's world-renowned Rotman Research Institute in Toronto and appears online Aug. 24, 2011 in the journal Psychology and Aging, ahead of the print edition.

The finding will surprise professional educators and cognitive rehabilitation clinicians as it challenges a large body of published science which has shown that making mistakes while learning information hurts memory performance for older adults, and that passive "errorless" learning (where the correct answer is provided) is better suited to older brains.

"The scientific literature has traditionally embraced errorless learning for older adults. However, our study has shown that if older adults are learning material that is very conceptual, where they can make a meaningful relationship between their errors and the correct information that they are supposed to remember, in those cases the errors can actually be quite beneficial for the learning process," said Andre-Ann Cyr, the study's lead investigator.

Cyr conducted the research at Baycrest as a doctoral student in Psychology (University of Toronto), in collaboration with senior author and scientist Dr. Nicole Anderson of Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute. Dr. Anderson specializes in cognitive rehabilitation research with older adults.

In two separate studies, researchers compared the memory benefits of trial-and-error learning (TEL) with errorless learning (EL) in memory exercises with groups of healthy young and older adults. The young adults were in their 20s; the older adults' average age was 70. TEL is considered a more effortful cognitive encoding process where the brain has to "scaffold" its way to making richer associations and linkages in order to reach the corr
'/>"/>

Contact: Kelly Connelly
kconnelly@baycrest.org
416-785-2432
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News
2. ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
3. Mobile phone derived electromagnetic fields can disturb learning
4. Math Learning Disabilities Linked to Poor Gut Sense of Numbers
5. Good Sleep Could Boost Undergrads Learning Capacity
6. Learning to count not as easy as 1, 2, 3
7. Elsevier, Redfox Technologies and Microsoft launch innovative e-learning nursing solution
8. Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds
9. Mosbys eLearning and the ASHI introduce ACLS Blended Learning Solution
10. Parents, Saying Um and Uh May Aid Learning
11. Making temporary changes to brain could speed up learning, study reports
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ... therapy caused strokes, heart attacks, and other injuries in ... F. Kennelly as the transferee judge and ordered what ... federal court. , As one of his first organizing ... of attorneys who will move the litigation forward on ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... central role in regulating appetite and whole-body metabolism. A ... control of food intake and body weight, but the ... unclear. A new study in the ... in a type of neuron known as pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) ... diet. Sabrina Diano and colleagues at Yale University ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014 Stryker hip lawsuits ( ... 2012 Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem ... Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... Court has issued a Final Amended Stipulated ... hard copy and electronic materials produced by any ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... CLEVELAND, Ohio In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at ... found that lap infants may be at greater risk ... analyzed pediatric medical emergencies on flights worldwide between January ... deaths occurred in children under the age of 2. ... MedAire to characterize the rare event of an in-flight ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... and opportunities for independent community pharmacies. At ThoughtSpot ... pharmacists are equipped with practices and resources to ... Session, AmerisourceBergen leaders focused on critical issues to ... learn, optimize and grow. , ThoughtSpot show ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Judge Kennelly Appoints Attorney Michelle Kranz to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy MDL 2Health News:Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in New Jersey Stryker Hip Recall Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Stryker Hip Lawsuit News: New Order Issued in New Jersey Stryker Hip Recall Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:New research characterizes in-flight pediatric deaths 2Health News:ThoughtSpot 2014 Inspires as General Session Concludes 2Health News:ThoughtSpot 2014 Inspires as General Session Concludes 3Health News:ThoughtSpot 2014 Inspires as General Session Concludes 4Health News:ThoughtSpot 2014 Inspires as General Session Concludes 5
... "Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates" Recognized for Their,Contributions to ... Oct. 1 The Scientific business,of Thomson Reuters ... researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel ... winners to be announced in October., Each ...
... of serious public health issue through first ... Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) claims,more lives each year ... a new Heart Rhythm Society survey, four out of ... health issue that causes,more than 250,000 deaths each year. ...
... developed a method of using nanoparticles to deliver treatments ... team led by Richard Borgens of the School of ... of Biomedical Engineering coated silica nanoparticles with a polymer ... That research is being published in the October edition ...
... Recession Fears - List Reports Aggregate Revenue of $185 Billion; Nuclear ... 100 Health Companies and No. 1161 on the Inc. 5000 With ... ... (PRWEB) October 1, 2008 -- Inc. today ranked www.mobilenuclear.com [Nuclear Medicine ...
... Ticker Symbol: CUR, QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 1 ... company commercializing high-value cancer diagnostic,tests and delivering laboratory ... CEO of the Company, will be presenting a ... Focus Conference on,Monday, October 6, 2008, at 1:30 ...
... with No Monthly ... Premium, ... serving seniors and others with Medicare,announced today that its new Medicare Advantage ... with no monthly plan premiums and no deductibles., "Access to affordable, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates 2Health News:The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates 3Health News:The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates 4Health News:The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates 5Health News:New Research: Americans Underestimate Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest 2Health News:New Research: Americans Underestimate Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest 3Health News:New Research: Americans Underestimate Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest 4Health News:Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver treatment for brain, spinal cord injuries 2Health News:America's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed 2Health News:DiagnoCure to present at the JMP Securities Healthcare Focus Conference on October 6, 2008 2Health News:SCAN Health Plan Arizona Announces Its 2009 MAPD Benefits for Maricopa County 2
(Date:7/31/2014)...  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced ... ended June 30, 2014.  Revenue for the quarter was $415.2 ... (a 1 percent decrease on a constant currency basis). Net ... to the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Diluted earnings per ... percent compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013.  ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Calif., July 31, 2014 Pharmacyclics, Inc. (the "Company") ... recent developments for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. ... June 30, 2014 Revenue Total revenue for the quarter ... million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 primarily due ... million. Total revenue for the six months ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 31, 2014 ... ) today provided an update on its pipeline ... of 2014, Alexza expects to initiate a Phase ... which is being developed for the management of ... identified two new Staccato -based product candidates ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 2RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 3RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 4RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 5RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 6RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 7RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 8RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 9RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 10RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 11RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 12RESMED Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 13Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 2Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 3Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 4Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 5Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 6Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 7Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 8Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 9Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 10Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 11Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 12Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 13Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 14Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 15Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 16Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 17Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 18Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 19Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 20Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 21Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 22Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 23Pharmacyclics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 24
... Contaminated with Diethylene Glycol,(DEG) Remains a Potential ... Md., May 4, 2007-The U.S. Food and ... repackers, and health professionals who compound,medications to ... a,sweetener commonly used worldwide in liquid over-the-counter ...
... ROCKVILLE, Md., April 25, 2007-The U.S. Food ... a Consent Decree of,Permanent Injunction against PharmaFab ... officials, Mark Tengler, PharmaFab's president,and Russ McMahen, ... the illegal manufacture and distribution of prescription ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible,Contamination 2Major Manufacturer of Unapproved and Adulterated Drugs 2Major Manufacturer of Unapproved and Adulterated Drugs 3
Inquire...
... Cryptosporidium sps. is now recognized ... patients with HIV infection. Routine parasitological ... Modified Acid Fast staining techniques prove ... Control Slides have many typical organisms ...
PRINCIPLE: The QC-SLIDES™ are specifically designed microscope slides intended to be part of the quality control program to monitor microbiological stains and staining techniques....
Each slide contains Giardia lamblia trophozoites applied as a mono-layer to the side....
Medicine Products: