Memory Improvement Techniques Part 2

In this video I discuss a few more memory concepts which can be applied to improve recall and enhance the effectiveness of your studying. Levels of processing theory suggests that deeper processing improves recall and this can be especially effective when combined with the self-referential effect, which is that we tend to recall things that we have a personal connection …

Robert Stickgold on the Importance of Sleep

This is a fantastic interview with one of my favorite former professors, Robert Stickgold, who discusses the many important functions that sleep has. He touches on the unity of consciousness, immune function, memory processing, endocrine function and obesity, emotional regulation, and improvement on physical tasks. Most importantly he reminds us not to think of sleep as a waste of time. …