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Human Learning Abilities

What Do Kids Really Learn from Failure?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Alfie Kohn

There's reason to doubt the popular claim that kids have too little experience with failure. Or that more such experience would be good for them. What is clear is that the very environments that play up the importance of doing well make it even less likely that doing poorly will have any beneficial effect.

Biologists Manipulate Fruitfly Memories To Better Understand How The Human Brain Learns

The New York Times | Nicholas Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As part of a project to understand how the brain learns, biologists have written memories into the cells of a fruitfly's brain, making it think it had...