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Bottom Line: To Learn More, Try Less

Bottom Line: To Learn More, Try Less

It's not that you shouldn’t spend time working on your new language; you should. But instead of actively trying to focus and memorize, you’ll likely benefit from allowing yourself to experience the language. Watch TV shows, attend discussion groups, or listen to music in the language.

And when you do have to remember a list of vocabulary or grammar rules, try taking a stroll first or listening to some instrumental music while you focus.

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Declarative vs. Non-Declarative Learning

Declarative vs. Non-Declarative Learning

Learning depends in part on two distinct memory systems that incorporate different brain regions: Declarative and non-Declarative.

  • Declarative memory describes memorizing concrete information (e.g., facts and events — things that can be stated or declared).

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Learning a Foreign Language: Improving Learning In Adults

Learning a Foreign Language: Improving Learning In Adults

  • When adults try to learn a new language, they tend to rely on their prefrontal cortex (PFC).
  • Growing evidence finds that learning can improve when the PFC “turns off” and allows the more primitive, less-familiarized non-declarative memory system to take lead.
  • You can’t tur...

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Using The Right Learning Technique

Using The Right Learning Technique

Intentionally trying to learn specific information can get in the way of unconsciously learning patterns and intuitions. 

  • Growing evidence suggests that language learning depends largely on non-declarative memory.
  • Much of language is built on p...

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Adults Vs Children: Learning Ability

Adults Vs Children: Learning Ability

Children are better than adults at learning a foreign language because their prefrontal cortex is undeveloped. This immature prefrontal cortex actually helps them acquire new information with little effort.

Adults have a much harder time learning new languages than children due to their a...

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