Human and Machine Intelligence: An Intriguing Perspective

Human and Machine Intelligence: An Intriguing Perspective

Jeff Hawkins developed the Palm Pilot, the Treo smart phone,...
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Sports and the Arts

Sports and the Arts

As I write this, football is preparing for its bowl...
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Complex Chemistry for a Simple Task

Complex Chemistry for a Simple Task

Why do the 100 billion highly interconnected neurons in our...
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A Nobel Smell

A Nobel Smell

Richard Axel and Linda Buck received the 2004 Nobel Prize...
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Consciousness Research, Educational Practice

Consciousness Research, Educational Practice

John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and B. F. Skinner helped shape...
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A Conversation With Alison Gopnik

A Conversation With Alison Gopnik

Most parents have, at one time or another, gazed lovingly...
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What Determines Your Vote?

What Determines Your Vote?

We've now entered the home stretch of the long and...
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The Community Roots of the Arts

The Community Roots of the Arts

Last month's column focused on the deep biological roots of...
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The Deep Roots of the Arts

The Deep Roots of the Arts

Today began with the solemn televised pageantry of Ronald Reagan's...
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The Importance of Political Fairness

The Importance of Political Fairness

Fairness is central to our survival as a social species....
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Gender Related Cultural Confusion – Part 2

Gender Related Cultural Confusion – Part 2

Last month's column focused on the nature and meaning of...
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Gender Related Cultural Confusion – Part 1

Gender Related Cultural Confusion – Part 1

A generation ago our society experienced a contentious reexamination of...
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What is “Brain-Based Learning”?

What is “Brain-Based Learning”?

The Organ of Learning To many, the term "brain-based learning"...
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The Nature/Nurture Collaboration

The Nature/Nurture Collaboration

Our some 30,000 genes are our parents' initial gift at...
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Overview of Receptive Fields

Overview of Receptive Fields

A wonderful thing about the art of painting is its...
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Brain Imaging Technology: Observing Our Brain At Work

Brain Imaging Technology: Observing Our Brain At Work

Our skull protects our brain, but it also serves as...
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Knowledge-Based Drug Education

Knowledge-Based Drug Education

Drug is a somewhat nebulous concept in that its basic...
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Are Reading And Writing Innate Skills?

Are Reading And Writing Innate Skills?

We've come to expect a daily dose of Internet spam—and...
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A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 2

A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 2

Last month's column focused on the social nature of our...
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A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 1

A Social Brain Deserves A Democratic Classroom – Part 1

The two previous beginning of the school year columns focused...
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The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 2

The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 2

Last month's column argued that our current high-stakes school standards...
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