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Does the time of day affect our ability to learn?

I had always thought of myself as a morning person. When I got to college, I made sure to schedule all my classes to start as early as possible and to finish by about 3 in the afternoon. Therefore, I was quite irate when my schedule thi--- Continue reading

How to Study in Groups

When I was in middle school, I was never allowed to go to study groups, the single reason being that my parents thought that I would not actually be able to get any studying accomplished. I found this to be true when during high school, my --- Continue reading

Does reading out loud cause you to remember things better?

We have previously written about how, when learning a new language, it is crucial to speak out loud in addition reading from a textbook. We have always emphasized reading, and even singing, as good tools for improving one’s accent and f--- Continue reading

Travel guidebooks as language instructors

When people voyage to foreign countries, many times they bring guidebooks with them not only to get an idea of what to see, but also for the little section that’s always present at the back of the book. Vocabulary in the country’s langu--- Continue reading

Learning Spanish Through Yoga

If you love languages, you are always looking for new ways to keep learning more and more. Study books, interactive websites, conversation cafés, and immersion in a foreign country are only a few of the many ways that one can learn a langu--- Continue reading

What’s in an Idiom?

One of the greatest challenges that many people face when learning a new language is that of learning idioms. What often happens is that we literally translate a phrase from our first language to the new language in an effort to stay true t--- Continue reading

The Power of Making Your Own Vlog

If you have been keeping up with the Brainscape blog for a while or have rifled through old blog posts, you may have noticed that a member of the Brainscape team, Amanda Moritz, used to have a video blog of herself trying to learn Spanish. --- Continue reading

Weather and Memory

Have you ever noticed that the during a particularly bad weather day, your mood takes a turn for the worse? As the clouds thunder through the sky and rain pours down the street, you feel your mood growing darker and darker? Have you ever fe--- Continue reading