Friday, August 26, 2011

"Trial-And-Error" Learning And The Aging Brain

Canadian researchers have found the first evidence that older brains get more benefit than younger brains from learning information the hard way – via trial-and-error learning...In two separate studies, researchers compared the memory benefits of trial-and-error learning (TEL) with errorless learning (EL) in memory exercises with groups of healthy young and older adults...In both studies, participants remembered the learning context of the target words better if they had been learned through trial-and-error, relative to the errorless condition. more

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