An illuminating dive into the latest science of how we learn - and how we do it better than machines
Stanislas Dehaene is one of Europe's leading neuroscientists, and has been studying how education changes our brains for over thirty years. He is professor of Experimental Cognitive Psychology at the Coll ge de France, and director of the NeuroSpin brain imaging in Saclay. He is a member of seven academies and has received several international prizes, including the highest award in neuroscience, the Brain Prize. Dehaene's previous books, which have been translated into fifteen languages, include Consciousness and the Brain, Reading in the Brain and The Number Sense.
This is an absorbing, mind-enlarging book, studded with insights
... Could have significant real-world results. -- James McConnachie
* Sunday Times *
An entertaining survey of how science from brain scans to psychological tests is helping inspire pedagogy. Dehaene challenges many tropes [and] describes much of his own pioneering work ... Well translated from the French with some touching references to his upbringing, from the cult film La Jetee to the writing of Daniel Pennac. -- Andrew Jack * Financial Times *
An expert overview of learning ... Dehaene's fourth insightful exploration of neuroscience will pay dividends for attentive readers. * Kirkus *