Designing for Brains: the Psychology of User Experience

In this talk, Marissa Epstein takes a look at some fundamental principles of cognitive and behavioral psychology and how to human-proof your designs by feeding the lizard brain. Check out the lovely slides too.

https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/sessions/designing-brains-psychology-user-experience

Content Curation Guide

In this bookmark-worthy guide, Robin Good dissects curation for you and shows how to create value for others by collecting, verifying and organizing existing information. Particularly useful for journalists, publishers, educators, and change-agents.

View collection at Medium.com

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

In recent years, cognitive psychologists have been comparing retrieval practice with other methods of studying—strategies like review lectures, study guides, and re-reading texts. And what they’re finding is that nothing cements long-term learning as powerfully as retrieval practice.

https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/retrieval-practice/

Savvy Learning Pros Know About the Lizard Brain. Do You?

It is important to note that our logical mind is not in control of our actions. And logic is not what persuades others. For most people, it is surprising to learn that the subconscious mind controls 95% to 99% of human behavior.

https://mike-taylor.org/2017/09/27/marketers-know-about-the-lizard-brain-do-you/

Also Happening This Week

Even if you aren’t on Twitter yourself, you can still use it to learn a lot of great things. For example, browse the hashtag stream for these conferences that went down this week.

Training Mag Conference | #OLConf

Event site: http://www.onlinelearningconference.com/2017/index.cfm

Backchannel: https://twitter.com/hashtag/OLConf

Presentation Summit | #PreSum17

Event site: https://www.betterpresenting.com/summit/

Backchannel: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PreSum17&src=tyah