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Memory hacking: The science of learning in the 21st Century

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What is it that L&D professionals must know about how our minds works to ensure memories – and learning – stick?; International lecturer, scientist and author, Dr Julia Shaw to speak at the upcoming Learning Technologies Conference on 1 and 2 February in London.

International lecturer, scientist and author, Dr Julia Shaw at Learning Technologies: how our minds works to ensure memories – and learning – stick
International lecturer, scientist and author, Dr Julia Shaw at Learning Technologies: how our minds works to ensure memories – and learning – stick 

Following her popular presentation at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in June, Dr Julia Shaw returns to explore the science of memory and learning further.

“What is it that L&D professionals must know about how our minds works to ensure memories – and learning – stick? What practices should we avoid and how can we help people help themselves to learn better?” asks Donald H Taylor, Chair of the Learning Technologies Conference.  

Can memory be hacked? In a turbulent overview of the rich world of the science of memory, Dr Julia Shaw will discuss the neurological, perceptual, and social aspects of memory.

“She'll have you questioning all your memories, and wondering whether you actually are who you think you are, but will leave you with practical solutions as to how you can make the most of your faulty memory. In particular. Dr Julia Shaw will show how you can use technology to upgrade your memory.”

  • Why we need to know how memory fails to understand how it works.
  • Hacking memories for better learning outcomes.
  • How we can teach metamemory to enhance learning.
  • Using technology to dramatically improve memory.

Julia’s session on learning and memory takes place on day two of the Learning Technologies Conference. The conference runs alongside the Learning Technologies Exhibition and forms the most important annual event for learning and development professionals in Europe. Learning Technologies Conference booking is open along with early bird rates.

About Julia Shaw
International lecturer, scientist and author

Dr Julia Shaw is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University, and is one of only a handful of experts in the world who conduct research on so-called ‘rich false memories'. She has delivered general business and police-training workshops, has evaluated offender diversion programs, and works with the UK police. Dr Shaw is a regular contributor to the popular science magazine Scientific American, and has also been featured as an expert on TV, radio, and international newspapers. Her book ‘The Memory Illusion' will appear in 13 languages this year.