Why it’s improbable that adapting to learning styles will ever work (new review)

I just received a notice from a preprint from a new review study on learning styles by Francisco Jose Álvarez-Montero Hiram Reyes Sosa María G Leyva-Cruz and they add an interesting element to the learning styles discussion. Besides the knowledge that adapting to learning styles – and by extension multiple intelligences – doesn’t work and… Read More Why it’s improbable that adapting to learning styles will ever work (new review)

Our learning capabilities are limited during slow wave sleep… (no, really)

It’s a myth we already discussed in our first book on myths about learning and education, but people keep dreaming of learning in our sleep. This new study gives more insights about what is and isn’t possible: while the human brain is still able to perceive sounds during sleep, it is unable to group these sounds… Read More Our learning capabilities are limited during slow wave sleep… (no, really)

An antidote to a paper warning you for wifi (and other examples of junk science)

I really like science, I like the self-correcting part of science even more. Check this paper that was published by Sage and Burgio earlier this year: Mobile phones and other wireless devices that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) and pulsed radiofrequency radiation (RFR) are widely documented to cause potentially harmful health impacts that can be detrimental… Read More An antidote to a paper warning you for wifi (and other examples of junk science)

The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic

Remember this magazine cover? Looks pretty similar to this cover from 1976: Or this one from 1985? Or do you remember this picture? Yeah, I debunked this story already here but these pictures suit the image of the egocentric, smartphone obsesses youth, and for sure this selfie-taking generation will be more narcissistic for sure? Well… no.… Read More The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic