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Active math and grammar learning engages overlapping brain networks
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Departement of Educational Measurement.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9201-8560
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB). Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4743-6365
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5607-213X
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2021 (English)In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, E-ISSN 1091-6490, Vol. 118, no 46, article id e2106520118Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We here demonstrate common neurocognitive long-term memory effects of active learning that generalize over course subjects (mathematics and vocabulary) by the use of fMRI. One week after active learning, relative to more passive learning, performance and fronto-parietal brain activity was significantly higher during retesting, possibly related to the formation and reactivation of semantic representations. These observations indicate that active learning conditions stimulate common processes that become part of the representations and can be reactivated during retrieval to support performance. Our findings are of broad interest and educational significance related to the emerging consensus of active learning as critical in promoting good long-term retention.

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National Academy of Sciences , 2021. Vol. 118, no 46, article id e2106520118
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Multidisciplinary
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Psychology Neurosciences Educational Sciences
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Psychology; biology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-189659DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2106520118ISI: 000722462500012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85119248707OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-189659DiVA, id: diva2:1613488
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Swedish Research Council, V.R., grant no. 721-2014-2099Available from: 2021-11-22 Created: 2021-11-22 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved

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Stillesjö, SaraKarlsson Wirebring, LinneaAndersson, MicaelGranberg, CarinaLithner, JohanJonsson, BertNyberg, LarsWiklund-Hörnqvist, Carola

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