Deep vs Surface learning

As we’re now approaching exam season, this week’s post is looking at the best way to learn new information. Hopefully this will be helpful to those of you revising at the moment! Consider these two scenarios, and have a think about which one describes your learning approach. 1. You need to learn about the theory … Read more

Is human memory reliable?

Here’s a memory fact for you: the human memory is NOT like a video camera. This would imply that the visual information we receive in our eyes is encoded and stored, without any further processing, to just be recalled in exactly the same way we first perceived it. This is not the case. One theory … Read more


Memories: everyone has them, and probably takes them for granted. You think that you can always rely on them, although it does let you down occasionally (ever walked into a room and forgot why you went in there?!). So how reliable actually is it? Here’s my explanation of human memory. You can separate memory into … Read more