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Monday, September 1, 2014 Permalink

The Science of Smart

 
  
9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the News Station
 
Students in a Chinese  immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning  advantages over monolingual people.
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah.

Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people.  Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing.

Over 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 American RadioWorks 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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