How people learn

From Speculation to Science

     The essence of matter, the origins of the universe, the nature of the human mind–these are the profound questions that have engaged thinkers through the centuries. Until quite recently, understanding the mind–and the thinking and learning that the mind makes possible–has remained an elusive quest, in part because of a lack of powerful research tools. Today, the world is in the midst of an extraordinary outpouring of scientific work on the mind and brain, on the processes of thinking and learning, on the neural processes that occur during thought and learning, and on the development of competence

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