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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Raffi Hamparian


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,114.00


Trips traveled under the office of Steven Rothman

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: American Youth Federation
Purpose: SPEAKING AT YOUTH SEMINAR
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $240.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Armenian-American Cultural Society of Las Vegas
Purpose: SPEAKING AT GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION
Date: Apr 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $279.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 26, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,970.00
source

Destination: INDIA AND NEPAL
Sponsor: International Campaign for Tibet
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $3,320.00
source

Destination: EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: EXAMINE EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL TO LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL
Sponsor: American Youth Federation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $335.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Raffi Hamparian.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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