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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.

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.

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Viacom Inc. - $9,774.51 spent on 21 trips
49.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
50.9% spent on Republican Party

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
April 29, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Web/television interview
Total Cost - $1,605.00

MALONEY, JAMES H - Democratic Party
May 31, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Interviews
Total Cost - $370.00

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $2,426.90

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meetings regarding National Ownership cap and program access
Total Cost - $681.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on CBS News "The Early Shoe"
Total Cost - $103.56

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 11, 2004 (1 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Auto service in Fort Myers for appearance on "Face the Nation"
Total Cost - $330.75

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 29, 2001 - March 29, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Total Cost - $103.56

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
September 25, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Total Cost - $155.35

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 11, 2001 - February 11, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Total Cost - $155.35

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Total Cost - $77.68

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 13, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 15, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 17, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (6 days)
Westchester, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - Westchester, NY - New Haven CT - Washington DC
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 27, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 29, 2000 - February 29, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 17, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 19, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Total Cost -

CARNAHAN, JEAN - Democratic Party
June 3, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - appearance on CBS "The Early Show"
Total Cost - $430.28

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
August 17, 2004 - August 18, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To appear on the Daily Show with John Stewart
Total Cost - $688.59

SCHULTZ, DEBBIE WASSERMAN - Democratic Party
March 26, 2005 - March 27, 2005 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Press Interview - Live
Total Cost - $1,471.70

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
August 2, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Interview on The Daily Show
Total Cost - $1,174.59

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.