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  • How We Learn

  • The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
  • By: Benedict Carey
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

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  • Mostly how we "remember", not how we "learn"

  • By NH Mama on 05-05-16

Mostly how we "remember", not how we "learn"

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Reviewed: 05-05-16

This was a fascinating book. Nicely laid out with complex cognitive systems described clearly. My only issue was that the book is slightly mischaracterized to be about "learning" when most of it is on memory and recall. The author does touch on deeper levels of learning- application, synthesis and making connections. I would have liked more here. Still a really great listen.

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