In this book Benedict Carey, science correspondent for The New York Times, uncovers the scientific basis of how learning actually occurs, and how we can make the most of our brain’s natural proclivities.
Carey introduces the reader to the neurological underpinnings of learning and memory, describing how the cellular network that holds a memory expands and grows stronger every time that memory is recalled, and how forgetting is a useful mechanism by which our brains prunes out irrelevant information.
He looks at recent research on how the brain works, turning these into quick tips people can use to help them learn better and more efficiently.
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