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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Alex Brill


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,268.31


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON TAX ISSUES
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.00
source

Destination: IBM RESEARCH TRIP
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.96
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Prudential Financial Cos
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $748.25
source

Destination: ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF COURSE, GAINESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ECONOMIC POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Tufts University
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR BIRGER LECTURE SERIES AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $580.55
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $962.26
source

Destination: NBER CONFERENCE ON BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE TO TAXATION, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THE 7TH AND 8TH. PERSONAL TIME WAS SPENT WITH FAMILY OVER THE WEEKEND, THE 9TH AND 10TH. THE 6TH WAS A TRAVEL DAY
Sponsor: NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $342.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alex Brill.


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.