Neuroscience of Learning
Neuroscience of Learning

Neuroscience of Learning

by Peter Horneffer, MD, Barbara Oakley, PhD
Effective learning strategies are supported by neuroscience. Professor Barbara Oakley, Ph.D, describes the neuroscientific basis of learning in terms that are accessible to all learners. Prof. Oakley explains how the brain learns new material and, perhaps more importantly, the learning strategies that are supported by neuroscience for using the brain’s pathways to create durable and lasting learning.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 1:24 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Neuroscience of Learning

 Peter Horneffer, MD

Peter Horneffer, MD

Dr. Peter Horneffer is the Executive Dean of the All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS) in Jamaica, which is an innovative new medical school which leverages technology to help build medical practitioner capacity in that underserved country. He also serves as Director of Medical Education at Lecturio.

He obtained his MD from Johns Hopkins where he stayed to complete his residency in cardio-thoracic surgery. In mid career he agreed to help create a new approach to delivering medical education to the underserved, and ultimately led the first school to be fully accredited using Internet-based resources and a hybrid approach to educate medical students simultaneously on multiple continents.

He still has a limited practice of heart surgery in Maryland, but spends most of his time teaching courses on Learning Science and hosts globally attended webinars for medical faculty, sharing effective ways to teach and learn.
 Barbara Oakley, PhD

Barbara Oakley, PhD

Dr. Barbara Oakley is a professor at the School of Engineering and Computer Science in Oakland University, USA. She obtained her PhD from Oakland University in 1998. She teaches the world’s largest MOOC, Learning How to Learn, with over two million registered students. Due to her outstanding teaching style, she has earned multiple teaching awards, such as Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year (2018) amongst many others. Within Lecturio, Dr. Oakley teaches courses on Durable Learning.

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By Neuer C. on 30. March 2023 for Declarative Learning Pathway

Amazing!!! It makes so much sense after listening to the lessons.

By Mariana L. on 27. January 2023 for Diffuse vs. Focused Mode of Thinking

Buena información y recomendación para utilizar un temporizador para concentrarte.

Very helpful
By Beth W. on 16. December 2022 for Learning Techniques

This was so helpful. Having you break down the concept of learning really helped me understand why it is so important to recall what you studied.

You Guys are the Best :)
By Brett B. on 15. December 2022 for Memory

I've been following Dr. Oakley since I set out on my nursing school journey (seems like eons ago now) with her free Coursera course and went on to purchase her wonderful consolidation of that material her book "Learn Like a Pro." I've been sharing her ideas with classmates as well, and I just have to say how excited I am that she has become part of Lecturio's incredible learning platform. Thanks to each and every one of the team members who have helped create and deliver this valuable content to us! It has made an adult learner like myself confident that I can learn as much as I want and most importantly - retain it!