Cognitive Scientists

Cognitive scientists have been demonstrating the benefits from retrieval practice for more than a century. In addition to experts in cognitive psychology, this area of learning science is growing rapidly as 100+ graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and recent professors are also conducting retrieval practice research in educational settings. Click on the links below to learn more about leaders in this field and their research. To learn more about previous graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, many of whom are also conducting applied cognitive science research, click on the Neurotree links for an academic "family tree."

Leaders in K-12 education, higher education, and medical education are demonstrating the power of retrieval practice in authentic learning environments. Click on the links below to learn more about each collaborator. (We are continuing to update this list. Please contact us for more information.)


Research on retrieval practice and additional cognitive strategies has been generously supported, in part, by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. The application of cognitive science to education would not be possible without their contributions.

(The opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors, scientists, and collaborators, and do not represent the views of the McDonnell Foundation, the Institute, or the U.S. Department of Education.)


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