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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Matsui


Total cost of 11 office trips: $55,463.64


Trips by Robert Matsui
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $37,055.00

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS IN PRAGUE, CZECHREPUBLIC
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,922.40
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF US NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,466.60
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: SHANGHAI-NANJING-BEIJING (CHINA)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $15,479.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
Purpose: GALA DINNER SALUTE TO THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL LEADERS
Date: Sep 13, 2003
Expense: $598.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Matsui

Francis Grab
Julie Herwig
Steven Mastorakos
Shari Taylor
Kristin Woody



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.

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