Mental Rotation

Hey guys, I found this great website on mental rotation. Mental rotation was at first an experiment by Roger Shepard and Jacqueline Metzler. It showed the ability for our brains to rotate in an image in your head. To see an object in a different light, a new perspective.


Visual Thinking Matters


Hey! I found this funny and simple image that represents how Dual Coding works. We are used to acquire information by listening, but picturing images in our head would make everything easier because it stimulaters the visual coding system.

Furthermore we have learned that creating an image in our memory develops more links as well as nodes that interact.

Personally when I study for a test, I try to always use the pictures form the book or to draw schemas that make it easier to remember especially if connected to words definitions or important concepts that I need to remember.

Giulia 🙂

How the brain creates meaning

Hey Guys,

This TED Talk is about the three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. And can we best engage our brain to help us better understand big ideas. Tom Wujec talks about, how the brain doesn’t actually see the world but crates a series of mental models through a collection of moments of discovery. The Ventral stream is the part of the brain that recognize what something is. The Dorsal stream locates the object in physical body space. and the limbic system is the part that feels.

– Isbely Cabral 🙂

Schema view of concepts example

This video gives an example of how schema works. Two speakers read a paragraph you never heard of before and ask you to remember as many facts as you can from that paragraph. I had no idea what the paragraph was about. Then the speakers say a sentence, which is a schema to that paragraph. After hearing that sentence it all makes sense and easier to remember. This shows importance of schema in organizing information.

concepts for knowledge and learning

I seem to remember professor Hurson informing us that this chapter was dense and boring. Even hard to teach. She was right. I used the above site to  attempt to teach a few people and make sure I understood what was going on fully in the chapter. Out of a group of 6, with all of us contributing and learning together, 2 fell asleep. Tutoring this is kind of boring. But this site gives a lot of history and back tracking to learn a little better. Maybe this will help.

Concept Formation

Hey Guys,

I found a short and interesting website were the author explains in a very simple way how we Format concepts. If any of you have any last minute question about it before the exam, I would really recommend for you to take it look at it. It’s pretty much written as Professor Hurson explained it which I found very useful.

– Isbely Cabral 🙂