Expertise in the Age of YouTube A small revolution is brewing on the internet. From baking and makeup artistry to chess and poker, and every flavor of video game imaginable, online communities have started unlocking the secrets for getting good, … Continue reading The secrets of online communities
The junk science of emotion-recognition technology What do Facebook, Disney, Amazon, and Kellogg’s Cornflakes have in common? They want to know how you feel. Whether they’re quietly filing patents or partnering with companies that sell this kind of software to … Continue reading In search of emotional intelligence
Why Aren’t We Curious About the Things We Want to Be Curious About? You can learn anything on the internet, so why do I so often learn things I don’t want to know? When I’m surfing the web I want … Continue reading Clickbaited by brain
Five Unusual, Evidence-Based Ways To Get Better At A New Language The last time I tried to learn a foreign language, I was living in an Italian suburb of Sydney. My hour a week at a local Italian class was … Continue reading Listen to the language
You Learn Best When You Learn Less Last year, U.S. companies spent roughly $90 billion on learning and development efforts, a sum higher than the gross domestic product of 130 countries. In 2018, the average American employee received training at … Continue reading Developing employees
Immediately Re-Watching Lecture Videos Doesn’t Benefit Learning Given a passage of text to study, many students repeatedly re-read it in the hope the information will eventually stick. Psychology research has shown the futility of this approach. Re-reading is a poor … Continue reading Distributed practice
Researchers Have Identified An Area of The Dog Brain Dedicated To Processing Human Faces If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up … Continue reading Do dogs recognize you?