Memory and learning
The continued vanishing of unskilled labor in the modern world puts an ever-growing demand on our ability to learn new skills and facts. Although the ability to learn is a built-in fundamental property of neural networks, the full range of human learning and memory depends on a complex network of divers neural structures. Optimizing learning speed and memory performance therefore presupposes a deeper understanding of this complex network. We currently investigate learning and memory over the life-span in several domains, ranging from motor learning to learning in mathematics and language.
Anja IschebeckInstitut für Psychologie