Monthly Archives: March 2016

Post Of The Week – Saturday 26th March, 2016

1) Brain Training When we study working memory, we look at the claim that it is possible to train people to have more effective working memory. The key concept is transfer. People might improve their scores on a brain training game but they are unable to transfer success from these to other tasks. This is […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 20th March 2016

1) Grid Cells One of the videos on the Types Of Memory webpage shows a lecture by Eleanor Maguire. It explains the significance of grid cells. These enable mice to navigate around simple mazes. They are the first example thinking recorded as brain activity. We can infer what the mouse is thinking directly from patterns […]

Post Of The Week -Sunday 13th March 2016

1) A History Of The Brain http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017b1zd/episodes/player This series of radio talks explores how the study of the brain has evolved over time.   2) The Mental Elf On Varenicline …. We’ll be looking at biological interventions to prevent smoking after the holidays. It is also on the new A Lebel course. Success has been […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 5th March 2016

1) Cambridge Psychology We are entering the time when Year 12 start thinking about destinations after  school. This video comes from Cambridge University. The course course content is here. Prospective students The video explains that you do not have necessarily to have studied Psychology A Level on this course but you do need to have […]