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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

    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 The Data

Trips by*

Robert Kincaid


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,706.39


Trips traveled under the office of John Cornyn

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA REGION (RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK)
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR TO OBTAIN A DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESEARCH-INTENSIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,134.33
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGIES, PROCEDURE & PROVIDERS IN TREATMENT ON A LESS-INVASIVE BASIS OF VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,937.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO TO DALLAS TO AUSTIN
Sponsor: Texas Association of City Health Centers
Purpose: COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $201.20
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: ASCENSION HEALTH/SETON HEALTHCARE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SITE VISIT-FACT FINDING TO SEE THE HEALTHCARE SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURED FAMILIES
Date: Oct 22, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $907.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM/CATHOLIC HEALTH ASS OF US
Purpose: BIPARTISAN SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH STAFF
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: CAREMARK RX, INC. & BCBSA-FEP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,516.40
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT FINDING-VISIT REPRESENTATIVES FROM MULTIPLE SECTORS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AND EXPLORE A VARIETY OF TOPICS RELATING TO PUBLIC POLICY
Date: May 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $768.45
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT FINDING-INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING; IMPACT OF THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE; RELATED FEDERAL POLICIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,013.01
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Kincaid.


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.