Dimensions:9.28in x 6.2 x 1.17 in | 1.25 lb
Page Count:352 pages
Illustrations:IMAGES THROUGHOUT; 1-16PP 4C INSERT
RETURN TO SUCCESSFUL TOPIC: Stanislas Dehaene’s first book, Reading in the Brain, was a huge success with 41,000 copies sold across all formats. With How We Learn, Dehaene turns back to this popular topic, neural processing and plasticity, with new research and a fresh angle.
CONCRETE SUGGESTIONS: With real-world implications for classrooms and teachers, How We Learn explores how best to harness the attention of and inspire curiosity in children.
BROAD READERSHIP POTENTIAL: Parents, teachers, students, and anyone trying to learn a new language or skill will discover techniques for more efficient, deeper learning.
HUMAN BEATS A.I.: A breath of fresh air in the panic induced by improved artificial intelligence. Our ability to learn is still vastly superior to that of machines, and How We Learn explains how and why.
"There are words that are so familiar they obscure rather than illuminate the thing they mean, and ‘learning’ is such a word. It seems so ordinary, everyone does it. Actually it’s more of a black box, which Dehaene cracks open to reveal the awesome secrets within . . . His explanation of the basic machinery of the brain is an excellent primer.”--The New York Times Book Review
“[An] expert overview of learning . . . Never mind our opposable thumb, upright posture, fire, tools, or language; it is education that enabled humans to conquer the world . . . Dehaene's fourth insightful exploration of neuroscience will pay dividends for attentive readers.”--Kirkus Reviews
“[Dehaene] rigorously examines our remarkable capacity for learning. The baby brain is especially awesome and not a ‘blank slate’ . . . Dehaene’s portrait of the human brain is fascinating.”--Booklist
“A richly instructive [book] for educators, parents, and others interested in how to most effectively foster the pursuit of knowledge.” --Publishers Weekly
Praise for Reading in the Brain:
"Splendid...Dehaene reveals how decades of low-tech experiments and high-tech brain-imaging studies have unwrapped the mystery of reading and revealed its component parts...A pleasure to read. [Dehaene] never oversimplifies; he takes the time to tell the whole story, and he tells it in a literate way."—The Wall Street Journal
"Masterful...a delight to read and scientifically precise."—Nature
Praise for Consciousness and the Brain:
"Ambitious . . . Dehaene offers nothing less than a blueprint for brainsplaining one of the world's deepest mysteries. . . . [A] fantastic book."—The Washington Post
"Dehaene is a maestro of the unconscious."—Scientific American Mind
"Brilliant... Essential reading for those who want to experience the excitement of the search for the mind in the brain."—Nature