The Future of Learning: What Do We Know About the Brain Today?

Episode 66

The Future of Learning: What Do We Know About the Brain Today?

Stat: 86 billion. The human brain has at least 86 billion neurons.

Story: Breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology have given us a peek into the human mind, yet we have much to discover about how our brains actually learn new things. In the first part of our new series, you’ll travel with guest host Ray Suarez to the Brainwave Learning Center, a partnership with Stanford University, where scientists are measuring students’ brain waves to see what happens as they learn to read and gain other skills.

Related resources:

Stanford Educational Neuroscience Initiative

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After the Fact

Trend Magazine

Spring 2020

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Lifelong learning has become essential—and is changing how we acquire and use knowledge.

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The Future of Learning

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The Future of Learning

In a four-part series, Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast asks a question at the heart of the human experience—how do we learn? And as we continue to live longer than previous generations, what are we discovering to help increase lifelong learning and prepare the workforce of the future?