TDLC Webinar: Barbara Oakley


How to Learn More Deeply and Creatively: Concrete Tools from Neuroscience and from Zombies

We hope you enjoyed NSF - Temporal Dynamic Learning Center's presentation
for Brain Awareness Week. For those who could not view the webinar in real
time or would like to watch the presentation again, we have recorded the

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Barbara Oakley

Andrea Chiba
Terry Sejnowski
Paula Tallal


Questions asked by webcast remote viewers:

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B L Barbara Are you familiar with David Souza's series of books….How the Brain Learns?

Can you share your opinion on his work if you are familiar with them?

B L Barbara Can you comment on spaced repetition for memorization? Would you recommend a way to practice this technique?

B L Barbara

You mentioned switching attention as a way to allow the brain to continue processing.

Can you give examples of the following that will help nurture healthy and free processing in the brain?
· Food

· Techniques, methodologies, tools

· Helpful lifestyle habits (e.g. amount of sleep and when, …)

Can you comment on how physical fitness relates to a healthy brain? Are there physical exercises that are more beneficial to the brain over others?


B L Anyone What can we do to improve or at least preserve our brain and its capabilities as we get older?

What can the elderly do to improve brain function?

B L Barbara What do you recommend for kids with dyslexia or special needs kids?
B L Anyone I've read that women have a thicker and more active corpus collosum, and, therefore, think more with their whole brain. Their ability to multitask better than men was attributed to this fact.

Can you comment on that? Truth? Fiction?