Monthly Archives: September 2013

A scientific strategy for learning

This is a nice comprehensive blog entry about memorizing things through¬†Spaced repetition. There is a lot of neuroscience that shows that neural circuits “learn” (attain permanent state changes) based on repeated firing of the right circuits. And they learn optimally … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell: Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair? : The New Yorker

In the New Yorker, Malcom Gladwell asks a strange question: Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair?¬†Anyone who was ever picked last for baseball laughs at this question. Anyone who is a “hard gainer” in the weight room shakes his head. … Continue reading

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