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Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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Back to all reports

Recording Industry Association of America - $24,763.45 spent on 11 trips
32.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Informational trip
Total Cost - $1,750.00

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Attend briefing on issues affecting the music industry
Total Cost - $1,058.50

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings and tours with Sony, Warner and Universal record labels.
Total Cost - $350.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 19, 2001 - March 20, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $615.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - educational visit and briefing
Total Cost - $1,032.13

SCARBOROUGH, CHARLES JOSEPH - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - study intellectual property issues, online music technology, etc.
Total Cost - $1,118.26

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Bangkok, Thailand
Purpose - judiciary committee fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $11,685.09

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings/workshops in reference to the recording industry.
Total Cost - $438.75

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
July 3, 2002 - July 7, 2002 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - victory celebration and award presentation by the National Black Environmental Justice Network
Total Cost - $3,214.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
February 6, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Co-sponsor(s): National Assn of Recording Artists
Purpose - intellectual property and copyright issues in the recording industries
Total Cost - $2,383.46

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - gain an overview of copyright issues
Total Cost - $1,118.26

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.