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Hemispatial neglect

Hemispatial Neglect: When half the world goes unnoticed

Hemispatial Neglect, also called unilateral neglect or spatial neglect, is a brain condition where a person ignores one side of their surroundings. This often happens after a stroke or brain injury, usually affecting the right side of the brain and causing the person not to notice things on their left side. To understand this condition,

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Elaborative Rehearsal

Elaborative Rehearsal: The art of making learning stick

Memory is a key part of how we think, helping us keep and use information over time. To improve our memory, experts have found different techniques. One helpful method is called elaborative rehearsal. This technique is more than just repeating information; it involves making deeper, meaningful connections with what we’re learning. In this article, we’ll

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maintenance rehearsal

Maintenance Rehearsal: Repeat to Remember

Memory is a key part of how we think, helping us learn, find our way around, and communicate with others. One important way memory works is through maintenance rehearsal, which helps us keep information in our short-term memory. This article will explain what maintenance rehearsal is, how it works, why it’s important, and how we

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Visuospatial Sketchpad

Visuospatial Sketchpad: Where images become memories

The human brain is amazing and can do many different things that help us understand and move around in our world. One important part of this ability is called working memory, which holds and handles information for a short time. A key part of working memory is the visuospatial sketchpad. This article will explain what

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Central Executive Psychology

Central Executive Psychology: Control center of your mind

Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch introduced the working memory model in 1974, where the central executive plays a crucial role. This model changed how we think about short-term memory by showing it as an active system with several parts, instead of just one simple storage area. The central executive is very important because it manages

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Phonological Loop

Phonological Loop: Your mental voice recorder

The Phonological Loop is an important idea in cognitive psychology, which helps us understand how working memory works. It was first introduced by Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch in 1974 as part of their well-known model of working memory. The phonological loop is responsible for temporarily holding and handling sounds and spoken information. This article

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Reconstructive Memory

Reconstructive Memory: Piecing Together the Past

Memory isn’t like a perfect video of past events; instead, it’s a changing process that rebuilds experiences every time we remember them. This process is called reconstructive memory, and it shows how complex and sometimes unreliable our memories can be. In this article, we’ll look at what reconstructive memory is, how it works, and why

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Imagination Inflation

Imagination Inflation: Inflating Fantasies into Realities

Imagination is an amazing part of our minds that lets us create and explore worlds that aren’t real. It’s important for being creative, solving problems, and understanding others. But sometimes, our imagination can confuse what we think with what really happened. This is called imagination inflation. It shows how our memories and suggestions from others

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Retroactive Interference

Retroactive Interference: When New Memories Overwrite the Old

Retroactive interference is a psychological idea that explains how new information can make it harder to remember older information. This concept is important for understanding how our memory works and has big effects on learning, everyday activities, and even medical treatments. What is Retroactive Interference? Retroactive Interference happens when new information makes it harder to

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Proactive Interference

Proactive Interference: Old Information Impacting New Learning

Memory is an interesting and complex part of how our brains work, but it can be disrupted by different things. One such disruption is proactive interference, which is when old memories make it hard to remember new information. This article will explain what proactive interference is, how it happens, give some examples, and suggest ways

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episodic buffer

Episodic Buffer: Where your experiences come together

The idea of the Episodic Buffer is important but often not well-known in the study of how we think, especially when it comes to how we temporarily hold and use information. Alan Baddeley introduced the episodic buffer in 2000. This concept helps us better understand how our brain stores and handles information for a short

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Transfer Appropriate Processing

Transfer Appropriate Processing: Learning in Context

Memory and learning are essential parts of how we think, helping us in our daily lives and over time. One important theory about how we remember things is called Transfer Appropriate Processing (TAP). This idea, created by Fergus Craik and Robert Lockhart in the 1970s, says that how well we remember something depends not just

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Contextual Interference

Contextual Interference: Learning in the Chaos of Context

Contextual interference (CI) is an idea that greatly affects how we learn and develop skills. It happens when the learning environment is varied, making the learner constantly adapt and adjust. This is different from practicing the same thing over and over in a set pattern. Even though this varied practice might seem confusing at first,

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Suggestibility Psychology

Suggestibility Psychology: The Subtle Art of Persuasion

Suggestibility Psychology is all about how things outside of us can change what we think, believe, and do. It looks at how suggestions affect us in different situations, like when we’re talking to someone or getting help from therapy. This article will explain suggestibility psychology in simple terms, talking about how it works, where we

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Hypergraphia

Hypergraphia, Phenomenon of Excessive Writing

In the big world of how people act, there are some really interesting things that make us think hard about how our minds work. Hypergraphia is one of these things. It means feeling like you just can’t stop writing. It could be famous writers who write a lot or regular people who feel like they

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Actor Observer Bias

Actor Observer Bias: Judging Them, Justifying Us

Understanding how people see things can be really tricky. It’s like there’s a big puzzle made up of our thoughts, feelings, and the world around us. One piece of this puzzle is something called the Actor Observer bias. This is when we tend to say that outside things caused our actions, but when we look

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Emotional Reasoning

Emotional Reasoning: Feel, Understand, Decide

Emotions are super important in how we humans see the world, act, and decide stuff. They can help us understand things better, but sometimes they can trick us if we listen to them too much. When we let our feelings guide our thoughts instead of looking at facts or using logic, it’s called emotional reasoning.

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Magnification and Minimization

Magnification and Minimization: Amplify the Essential

In our minds, how we see things really matters. Sometimes, we make things seem bigger than they really are or make them seem smaller. These are called magnification and minimization. They affect how we understand what’s happening to us and how we feel about ourselves and others. It’s important to know about them because they

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Ambiguity Fallacy

Ambiguity Fallacy: Avoid the Trap of Ambiguity

In logic and arguing, it’s super important to be clear. But sometimes, words can be tricky, and they can confuse even really smart people. The ambiguity fallacy is one of those tricky things. It’s a sneaky mistake in thinking that takes advantage of this confusion to make arguments weaker. Let’s take a closer look at

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Mutual Assent

Mutual Assent: Where Visions Align

In the world of making deals, mutual assent is a big deal. It’s like when you and someone else agree on what you’re both agreeing to. Think of it as the moment you and a friend are on the same page about something you’re planning together. This article will explain what mutual assent means, why

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