Active math and grammar learning engages overlapping brain networks

@article{Stillesj2021ActiveMA,
  title={Active math and grammar learning engages overlapping brain networks},
  author={Sara Stillesj{\"o} and Linnea Karlsson Wirebring and Micael Andersson and Carina Granberg and Johan Lithner and Bert Jonsson and Lars Nyberg and Carola Wiklund-H{\"o}rnqvist},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2021},
  volume={118}
}
We here demonstrate common neurocognitive long-term memory effects of active learning that generalize over course subjects (mathematics and vocabulary) by the use of fMRI. One week after active learning, relative to more passive learning, performance and fronto-parietal brain activity was significantly higher during retesting, possibly related to the formation and reactivation of semantic representations. These observations indicate that active learning conditions stimulate common processes… 
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