Helen Abadzi about the links between neuroscience, cognitive psychology and creativity (video)

I do not often crosspost between my Dutch blog and this one, but I want to make an exception for this video by Helen Abadzi because it’s a great 5-minute update on what we know about learning from cognitive psychology.

In summary:

  • She explains why brainstorming doesn’t work, check also this post or this one.
  • She compares our working memory as the bottleneck to the big bottle that our memory is. That’s why education should prepare kids to bring in ‘just-in-time’ information in our working memory so we can decide on the fly. Key for this process is automatization of basic knowledge.
  • You need a lot of knowledge to browse the interent, to be creative,…
  • Kids need to have discipline to learn. The reason is maybe a bit peculiar: we learn easier at a young age than later on, that’s why we need to learn kids young stuff they don’t need at that moment.
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One response to “Helen Abadzi about the links between neuroscience, cognitive psychology and creativity (video)

  1. Helen Abadzi

    Thank you very much for publicizing these videos!

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