Category Archives: Learning

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

By Alex Beard of The Guardian If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Controversial, Learning, Parents, Robots

Podcast with Dr. George Lakoff: The Brain’s Politics: How Campaigns Are Framed and Why

Everything we learn, know and understand is physical—a matter of brain circuitry. This basic fact has deep implications for how politics is understood, how campaigns are framed, why conservatives and progressives talk past each other, and why progressives have more … Continue reading

Posted in George Lakoff, Learning, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Republican Brains Differ From Democrats’ Brains In Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

by Stephanie Pappas Whether you pulled the lever for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney may reflect how your brain copes with risk, new research finds. Comparing Democrat and Republican participants turned up differences in two brain regions: the right amygdala … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Elections, Learning, Political parties, Politics, President Obama, Republicans, Technology, United States