Harvard University researcher wants to fix faulty learning

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Susan Carey discusses her interest in studying abstract knowledge. Under a National Science Foundation-funded INSPIRE project, Harvard University psychologists Susan Carey and Deborah Zaitchik are studying how executive function influences the process of learning. Here, Carey discusses her interest in studying abstract knowledge. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132270&org=NSF&from...

Alzheimer’s patients: A surprise finding in executive function

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Deborah Zaitchik says executive function measures for Alzheimer’s patients show staggering declines. Under a National Science Foundation-funded INSPIRE project, Harvard University psychologists Susan Carey and Deborah Zaitchik are studying how executive function influences the process of learning. Here, Zaitchik discusses differences between populations with strong and weak executive function. For more information visit:...

The Specificity of Processing in Prefrontal Cortex: From Problem Solving to Reaction Times

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The 39th Sir Frederick Bartlett Memorial Lecture given by Prof Tim Shallice at the January 2011 meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, University College London, 6 January 2011. A selection of previous Bartlett Lectures published in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology are now available to download or read online here . A selection of published articles by Prof Tim Shallice can be found here . Visit the Experimental Psychology Society at www.eps.ac.uk .

Talk by Diamond

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Professor Diamond talks about the importance of play in a child's development of executive functions such as inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, as can be seen through a program called "Tools of the Mind," based on the theories of psychologists Lev Vygotski and Alexander Luria.