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Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects


Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Invaluable learning techniques used by experts


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Barbara Oakley

Professor of Engineering

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A linguist and former U.S. Army Signal Officer with a degree in Slavic Languages and Literature, Electrical Engineering, and Systems Engineering, has been married for 33 years and has two daughters and two adopted sons. After working as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers in the Bering Sea and as a radio operator at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, worked as an instrumentation and controls engineer at a laser research and development firm near Seattle. Moved to the Detroit area in 1989 and worked for Ford briefly, then began consulting and attending Oakland University part time while raising children. Received a M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering in 1998. Currently a professor at Oakland University and has published research on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior in outlets such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

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Dr. Terrence Sejnowski

Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Terrence Sejnowski is a computational neuroscientist who studies the brain-behavior relationship. He has developed new computational models and analytical tools to understand how the brain represents the world and how new representations are formed. He is a member of several prestigious academies and has received many honors for his work. He is the President of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation and the founding editor-in-chief of Neural Computation.

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About this course

This course provides access to invaluable learning techniques used by experts in various disciplines. It covers how the brain uses two different learning modes and how it encapsulates information. It also discusses illusions of learning, memory techniques, procrastination, and best practices for mastering tough subjects.

The course is designed to help learners change their thinking and improve their lives. Whether you are an expert or struggling learner, this course will provide you with practical techniques to help you succeed.

Here are some of the key topics covered in the course:

  • How the brain learns
  • Different learning techniques
  • How to overcome procrastination
  • How to develop a growth mindset
  • How to apply learning to real-world situations


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