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Overcoming the Classroom Environment

For most of our evolutionary history, humans have learned by trial, error, and observation — not by sitting in a classroom. To make the modern classroom more hospitable to learning, Caroline F. Keating suggests that teachers use specific techniques, such as standing instead of sitting and engaging with students outside the classroom. ... More>


The Sense of Style

Let’s face it: Most academics are terrible communicators. Why do the world’s most cerebral people find it so hard to convey their ideas? And how can we learn to do […]... More>


Firearm Shooting Errors Could Be Reduced Through Cognitive Training

People who have difficulty inhibiting responses are more likely to shoot unarmed civilians in simulated scenarios, but response inhibition training can help to reduce these shooting errors. ... More>


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