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How to read a scholarly paper + literature review matrix

Posted by Ryan on November 15, 2014 in Learning |

Last night, I came across a great paper by S. Keshav entitled “How to read a paper.” It’s freely available on his website (http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/keshav/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) in (http://blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca/keshav/home/Papers/data/07/paper-reading.pdf). I highly recommend you read it – it’s only two pages, but offers a great methodology to approaching the art of reading scholarly articles. At some point, another person, […]

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How learning a new language changes your brain – at any age

Posted by Ryan on November 15, 2014 in Learning |

This new research from Penn State University shows us that learning a second language strengthens your brain by increasing the integration of your brain network, increasing the density of gray matter, and strengthening white matter. http://news.psu.edu/story/334349/2014/11/12/research/learning-languages-workout-brains-both-young-and-old

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Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies

Posted by Ryan on March 9, 2011 in Learning |

Here’s an extremely interesting TED talk I just watched concerning learning languages. It turns out that babies take statistics on the languages they hear in order to figure out what sounds are important and thereby learn those language. What’s even more striking is that audio and video feeds had no effect – the babies needed […]

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