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Education and the Cognitive Processes of the Brain


by M. C. Wittrock 1978

Since the days of ancient Greece and Rome, the art of teaching has been influenced by knowledge and beliefs about learning, memory, and related functions of the human brain. Aristotle believed that we remember information only by forming images of it; and that we recall these images by ordering them in sequence, associating them with one another according to the principles of similarity, contrast, and contiguity.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 77, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 6, 1978, p. 61-102
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21564, Date Accessed: 4/25/2017 12:34:00 PM

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