March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Psychology Alum: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain, April 2

Ohio University alum Dr. Todd Zakrajsek discusses “The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain” on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., in Bentley 306.

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

Zakrajsek earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. He is Executive Director of the Academy of Educators, Associate Research Professor and Associate Director of Fellowship Programs in the Department of Family Medicine, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The lecture is in connection with an A&S “Challenges in Teaching” Faculty Learning Community and is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences. ​​

Abstract: As humans we have amazing potential…and do amazing things. That said, how often do you really think about HOW you learn and how you might be able to learn even better? Research has given us many clues as to how better to prepare our brains for learning and then ways to help that information to stick. In this session, we will play around with many of the concepts pertaining to improving memory, understanding how people learn, and even the benefits of forgetting. This is not a “memory tricks” session; it is a journey into thinking about thinking and thinking about remembering.

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