Learning more about how our brains work helps us appreciate all that this amazing organ can do. This knowledge may also help learn more about learning.

A Marriage of Art and Learning: An Interview with James Catterall

Dr. James Catterall, professor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education, says that his academic career has taken him down three main paths over the last few decades. The first was the examination of the economics of education, a pursuit that...
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A Conversation With Robert Sapolsky

I first met Robert Sapolsky years ago at a research conference. My first impression was that he was quiet... too quiet. In a crowded hotel lobby with hundreds of scientists busily jabbering about themselves and their research, he seemed almost...
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Bill Newsome’s Neural Basis of Behavior

Dr. William Newsome is sitting at his PC computer grumbling. "Do you know what IBM stands for?" Newsome asks in a slight Southern drawl. "It stands for 'I'm Building a Mac'," he quips, displaying quick-witted charm and ardent loyalty to...
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic… and Neuroscience?

Education in the United States today is undergoing major reforms, and voices are calling for a return to the fundamentals: reading, writing, and...neuroscience? Dr. Bret Peterson explores how students can enjoy learning about the brain. At first blush, teaching kids...
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