Know Your Brain and Learn More Efficiently - ETRA Graduate Colloquium

In this presentation, Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., will discuss how to master new and difficult material more easily and what the patterns of expertise look like in the brain. She will explain why it is normal to not understand something difficult the first time you encounter it and how knowledge of how the brain works can protect against feelings of frustration and failure when something seems difficult to learn. Her presentation will also focus on why small periods of mindlessness can be so valuable in learning and the surprising advantages of having a bad memory and being a slower learner.

Monday, March 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Graduate Colloquium



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Educational Technology, Research and Assessment


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Sharif Shahadat

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