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The Resource How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens, Benedict Carey

How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens, Benedict Carey

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How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens
Title
How we learn
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the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens
Statement of responsibility
Benedict Carey
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From an early age, we are told that restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. Learning is all self-discipline, so we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? Here, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we all learn quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey's search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives--and less of a chore.--From publisher description
Summary
A leading New York Times neuroscientist presents a lighthearted exploration of what is known about learning and memory today that considers how to adapt negative characteristics, like ignorance and laziness, to expand learning potential
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351240
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153.1/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF318
LC item number
.C366 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens
Label
How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens, Benedict Carey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-244) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Broaden the margins -- Basic theory. The story maker : the biology of memory ; The power of forgetting : a new theory of learning -- Retention. Breaking good habits : the effect of context on learning ; Spacing out : the advantage of breaking up study time ; The hidden value of ignorance : the many dimensions of testing -- Problem solving. The upside of distraction : the role of incubation in problem solving ; Quitting before you're ahead : the accumulating gifts of percolation ; Being mixed up : interleaving as an aid to comprehension -- Tapping the subconscious. Learning without thinking : harnessing perceptual discrimination ; You snooze, you win : the consolidating role of sleep -- The foraging brain -- Appendix. Eleven essential questions
Control code
5694006
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780812993882
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013049850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868225035
  • (OCoLC)868225035
Label
How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens, Benedict Carey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Broaden the margins -- Basic theory. The story maker : the biology of memory ; The power of forgetting : a new theory of learning -- Retention. Breaking good habits : the effect of context on learning ; Spacing out : the advantage of breaking up study time ; The hidden value of ignorance : the many dimensions of testing -- Problem solving. The upside of distraction : the role of incubation in problem solving ; Quitting before you're ahead : the accumulating gifts of percolation ; Being mixed up : interleaving as an aid to comprehension -- Tapping the subconscious. Learning without thinking : harnessing perceptual discrimination ; You snooze, you win : the consolidating role of sleep -- The foraging brain -- Appendix. Eleven essential questions
Control code
5694006
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780812993882
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013049850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868225035
  • (OCoLC)868225035

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