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Cristina Robinson, et al: Complex birdsongs help biologists piece together the evolution of lifelong learning

Our human ability to learn language slows down as we get older, but scientists are not sure how or why this happens. An unexpected way to understand this learning process might come from listening to birds sing.

September 13, 2020 · 3 Comments

Philip F. Clark: Learning

Put up your fists, my father said. And so I did. So I have been ever since; I’ve won nothing, gained less. Blood-weary, well-worn, I resist what I can. Father, … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Noam Chomsky: On the Love of Teaching

We certainly want people, both faculty and students, to be engaged in activity that’s satisfying, enjoyable, challenging, exciting–and I don’t really think that’s hard. Even young children are creative, inquisitive, … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 5 Comments

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