knowledge

>Tag: knowledge

In The Time You Spend On Social Media Each Year, You Could Read 200 Books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…" When I first found this [...]

By |2017-02-06T11:25:17+11:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Can Neuroscience Solve the Mystery of How Students Learn?

Can new research into neuroscience unlock how learning takes place? Photograph: Ben Edwards/Getty Image No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of learning but ultimately it’s something that you cannot see; it’s invisible and personal. The educational [...]

By |2015-11-23T16:05:53+11:00November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Science & Research, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Self-proclaimed Experts More Vulnerable to the Illusion of Knowledge

shutterstock New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as "overclaiming." The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "Our work [...]

How science goes wrong

A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea has generated a vast body of knowledge. Since its birth in the 17th century, modern science has changed the world beyond recognition, and overwhelmingly for the better. But success can breed complacency. Modern [...]