Science of Learning & Memory

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Science of Learning and Memory 

Co-Chair:
Andrew E. Budson, M.D.


Goals and Achievements
Meetings and Materials 


Fall 2017 

Monday, October 16th 3:30-5PM TMEC 304 - RSVP
Tuesday, November 14th 3:30-5PM TMEC 302CANCELED 
Tuesday, November 28th 3:30-5PM TMEC 302 - RSVP
Thursday, December 14th3:30-5PM TMEC 304 - RSVP 

Spring 2018

Monday, January 8th 3:30-5PM ROOM TBD - RSVP 
Tuesday, February 6th 3:30-5PM ROOM TBD - RSVP
Thursday, March 8th 3:30-5PM ROOM TBD - RSVP
Monday, April 9th 3:30-5PM ROOM TBD - RSVP
Tuesday,  May 15th 3:30-5PM ROOM TBD - RSVP


Goals and Achievements:

The Science of Learning Interest Group seeks members who are interested in learning and memory research in the healthcare professions whether the setting is in the classroom, clinic, lecture hall, or wards. Members may be engaged in active research, interested in implementing such research in their teaching, or simply desire to learn more about the new discoveries in this rapidly progressing field. Topics to be discussed may include fMRI and EEG correlates of successful versus unsuccessful learning, spaced learning, the testing effect, learning styles (fact or fiction?), learning through games, and more, depending upon the interest of the group. Monthly meetings will be held at a day and time convenient for the group, both in person and by conference call.

Outcomes for the group will include:

  1. A booklet describing the major evidenced-based learning techniques with tips on how to apply them to healthcare professional education;
  2. Plan and implement a half-day Academy event/symposium (coordinated with the Science of Learning HMS Academy talk that year) with workshops demonstrating how to implement different evidenced-based learning techniques in Academy members’ teaching; and
  3. A mentoring component helping HMS Academy members implement an evidenced-based learning technique in their teaching, to scientifically measure the outcome, and to prepare the resultant data for publication.

Meetings and Materials 

10/16/2017 Meeting: Agenda

05/05/2016 Meeting: Agenda 

04/07/02016 Meeting: Agenda
Article

01/07/2016 Meeting: Agenda 
Article

12/03/2015 Meeting: Agenda
Article
Worksheet 

11/05/2015 Meeting: Agenda 
Power Point Presentation

10/1/2015 Meeting: 
Power Point Presentation 
Audio Presentation 


Interest Group Resources:
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Our

Mission

Our Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease.