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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.

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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

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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Total cost of 60 trips: $77,115.50


Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: NY CITY
Purpose:
Date: Jan 12, 1998 (1 day)
Expense: $1,096.00
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Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN RECORDING INDUSTRY; TOUR RECORDING FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,118.26
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Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NYC
Purpose:
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $924.26
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Traveler: Michele Famiglietti (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR OF SONY, WARNER, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $889.00
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Traveler: Mark Foley (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & TOURS W/ SONY, WARNER, UNIVERSAL RECORD LABELS
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
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Traveler: Jerry Weller (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: GAIN AN OVERVIEW OF COPYRIGHT ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,118.26
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Traveler: George Radanovich (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT AND BRIEFING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.13
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Traveler: Fred Upton (from the office of Fred Upton)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFINGS/WORKSHOP IN REFERENCE TO THE RECORDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $438.25
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Traveler: Cori Flam (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING REGARDING MUSIC'S CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURE AND ROLE OF COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN PROTECTING CULTUR
Date: Mar 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $886.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $611.13
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Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: CLE-NY-DC
Purpose: NON SPEC
Date: Mar 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $615.00
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Traveler: Cherie Harder (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO TOUR EMI MUSIC DIVISION, & ATTEND THE DOVE AWARDS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $875.00
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Traveler: Bill Wichterman (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: MUSIC INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
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Traveler: Bob Clement (from the office of Bob Clement)
Destination: D.C.-NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2001
Expense: $1,750.00
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Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON ISSUES AFFECTING MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,133.50
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Traveler: Howard Coble (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.50
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Traveler: Kathryn Lehman (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING COUNTRY MUSIC LABELS
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE RECORDING INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Ben Cline (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Steven Kreseski (from the office of Robert Ehrlich)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, COPYRIGHTS, AND THEFT OF SOFTWARE ISSUES
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Josh Brown (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Purpose: COPYWRIGHT EDUCATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $620.00
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Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Purpose: TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Elaine Robinson (from the office of Van Hilleary)
Destination: NASHVILLE
Purpose: EDUCATION & FACT-FINDING - MEETING WITH RECORD EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION AFFECTING INDUSTRY.
Date: Jun 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: POLICY LUNCHEON/LUNCHEON HONORING CBC MEMBERS ISSUES DISCUSSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; MUSIC INDUSTRY; GENERAL ISSUE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $377.28
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Traveler: Amy Porter (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO EXAMINE U.S. COPYWRIGHT LAWS AND MUSIC RATING REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Expense: $275.00
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Traveler: Deana Funderburk (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,115.00
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Traveler: Wallace Hsueh (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & MEETINGS WITH RECORDING INDUSTRY & ARTISTS REGARDING THE "STATE OF THE INDUSTRY"
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
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Traveler: James Hippe (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: ANALYZE AND STUDY CURRENT ISSUES AFFECTING THE RECORDING/MUSIC INDUSTRY INCLUDING DIGITAL PIRACY
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,186.00
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Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Lamar Smith)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,089.00
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Traveler: Kathryn Lehman (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AFFECTING IT
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,097.00
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Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE RECORDING INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,120.00
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Traveler: Josh Brown (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
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Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Purpose: TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,097.00
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Traveler: Gordon Taylor (from the office of Chris John)
Destination: MEET WITH SONGWRITERS AND MUSIC EXECUTIVES
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHALLENGES FACING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $928.00
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Traveler: Warren Tryon (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TELECOM
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $690.00
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Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: LOS ANGELES TO NEW ORLEANS TO WASHINGTON, DC; SPOUSE LOS ANGELES TO NEW ORLEANS TO LOS ANGELES
Purpose: VICTORY CELEBRATION AND AWARD PRESENTATION BY THE NATIONAL BLACK ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NETWORK
Date: Jul 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,214.00
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Traveler: F. James Sensenbrenner (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: TAIPEI, BANGKOK
Purpose: JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $11,685.09
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Traveler: Thomas Schreibel (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: TAIPEI, BANGKOK
Purpose: JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,149.36
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Traveler: James Hippe (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS RE: MUSIC PIRACY
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $793.77
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Traveler: Kevin Allexon (from the office of Mark Green)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TW
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.82
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Traveler: Serena Underwood (from the office of Ginny Brown-Waite)
Destination: BNA
Purpose: ANTI-PIRACY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $987.48
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Traveler: Ken Johnson (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.46
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Traveler: Ali Amirhooshmand (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: TO MEET WITH RECORD LABEL EXECUTIVES REGARDING BUSINESS PRACTICES
Date: Jul 29, 2003
Expense: $577.94
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Traveler: Mark Rodgers (from the office of Rick Santorum)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Apr 27, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,272.50
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Traveler: Bill Wichterman (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NASHVILLE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,064.00
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Traveler: John Cusey (from the office of Christopher Smith)
Destination: NASHVILLE
Purpose: DOVE AWARDS
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,990.40
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Traveler: Stephen Pinkos (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES WITH EXECUTIVES FROM LATIN AMERICAN RECORD COMPANIES AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE RIAA
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,341.00
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Traveler: Michael Shutley (from the office of Ric Keller)
Destination: NASHVILLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT AND ILLEGAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS
Date: Jun 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $850.58
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Traveler: Ryan Henry (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $850.58
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Traveler: Brandon Heiner (from the office of C.L. Otter)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jun 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $850.58
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Traveler: Michelle Dallafior (from the office of Ted Strickland)
Destination: BWI-NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: TO VISIT WITH STAKEHOLDERS CONCERNED ABOUT COPYRIGHT PROTECTIONS
Date: Jun 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $850.58
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Traveler: Anthony Zaffirini (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: NASHVILLE
Purpose: MEETINGS/EDUCATION ON COPYRIGHT INFRIGEMENT
Date: Jun 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.58
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Traveler: Andrew Halataei (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: MET WITH RECORDING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES AND EMPLOYEES TO LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY. ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON PIRACY, COPYRIGHT ISSUES, AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.58
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Traveler: Allen Hicks (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.00
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Traveler: Kevin Fromer (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: LONG BEACH, CA
Purpose: RECORDING ARTS INDUSTRY ISSUES MEETINGS AND AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,218.90
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Traveler: Shanna Winters (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: NY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $571.91
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Traveler: Ryan Triplette (from the office of Arlen Specter)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: COPYRIGHT CONFERENCE/SEMINAR
Date: Mar 14, 2005
Expense: $646.91
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Traveler: Bill Wichterman (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Neil Fried (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: ROUNDTRIP DC TO NYC
Purpose: MEET WITH RECORD EXECUTIVES ABOUT DIGITAL MUSIC PIRACY AND THE FUTURE OF RADIO
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $646.91
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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

    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.