How do we learn? 

Photo by Hanna Victoria Mörck

Photo by Hanna Victoria Mörck

Working interdisciplinarily with cognitive neuroscience, psychology and pedagogies gives great insights into how we learn, how memory works, how the brain develops and why we sometimes can and sometimes cannot use our resources effectively. 

How can you sharpen your managerial skills? The latest findings in psychology and cognitive neuroscience as well as concrete tools on some of the challenges you meet as a leader - from a neuroscience perspective.

Here are a few examples the how her research field is used for leadership, managment, teaching and to a general public.


Science communication

As a scientist it is important to explain your research so that others can use this knowledge. I participated in a contest called Forskargrandprix where I explained my research in a 3-minute talk.


This thesis describes the impact of feedback on motivation and cognitive performance. This interdisciplinary work involves Behavioural Science, Psychology, Pedagogies and Cognitive Neuroscience. Download and read the thesis here Error, Praise, Action and Trait - Effects of Feedback on Cognitive Perforamnce and Motivation.

TEDx talk by Alva Appelgren

Alva will discuss the power of information and feedback and how it affects people’s responses, motivation and persistence. She will discuss why some people strenuously go on with solving a difficult task, while others give up after their first try. What role do feedback and expectations have for persistence? See the talk "What we say matters" here.