Brain, Mind, and the Organization of Knowledge for Effective Recall and Application

  • O. Roger Anderson Columbia University
Keywords: neurosicence, memory, learning, information networking, neurocognitive theory, teaching, recall


Modern neuroscientific research has confirmed and amplified our understanding of how we learn and subsequently recall information from memory. This paper presents a novel model of information networking in memory based on neurocognitive theory. Implications for teaching and learning are discussed—especially ways of enhancing learning of subject matter that promote its effective recall, logical organization in networks, and effective application to thinking, including problem solving and higher-order cognitive processes.