20 de fev de 2014

Memrise.com



Hello Guys,
Take a look and learn "How the Brain benefits from being bilingual?" shared by Memrise.com facebook's page:
Click on the ideographic to enlarge it. ( http://www.bhlingual.com/brain-benefits-bilingual-infographic/ )

What is Memrise?

Memrise is an online learning community where one can learn almost anything in the world, entirely for free! Through just the right mix of science, fun and community, learning on Memrise is speedy, enjoyable and lasts.

What is the science behind Memrise? Why is it effective?

Memrise is based on several important scientific discoveries about how we learn. First, our system of mems (mnemonics and memory aids) promotes elaborate encoding- encouraging the learning brain to do more by engaging the imagination, and thus helping lay down stronger, more durable memories.
Secondly, Memrise makes use of Spaced Repetition, helping you review items at expertly spaced intervals to help you maintain them in memory in the most efficient manner possible. Reminders space out in time as your knowledge for an item gets deeper, meaning you don't forget, but don't waste time reviewing what you already know.
Third, Memrise systematically exploits the Testing Effect, which shows that by actively recalling a memory, you strengthen it. Because the degree of strengthening to a memory correlates with the difficulty of the test, Memrise automatically makes the tests more difficult over time, again helping you boost your learning in the best way possible.
Memrise is a new way to learn and to memorize. Try it.
This text above you can find at: http://www.memrise.com/about/ I do recommend, and I know many people who learned their 2nd and 3rd language with this tool. I'm using it fro English more than Spanish, but I can sincerely say that I remember what I saw there. The words, the sentences, the pictures - everything.
Memrise.com, access it!
See ya!