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Forgetting Is Harder for Older Brains: Scientific American

Forgetting Is Harder for Older Brains: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
Adults hang on to useless information, which impedes learning
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More dramatically, their brains could barely weaken their synapses, a process that allows the loss of useless information in favor of more recent data.

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Arjen ten Have's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:43 AM

There is two interesting aspect to this. The fact that learning can be hampered by ehm yeah well, learning and of course that this is a clue about the heuristics of memory storage in human brains.

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Unsure robots make better teachers than know-alls - tech - 08 September 2012 - New Scientist

Unsure robots make better teachers than know-alls - tech - 08 September 2012 - New Scientist | cognition | Scoop.it
Students learn best from a robot when it makes mistakes that they can correct...
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Isaac Asimov on Bill Moyers World of Ideas pt 1

1988 Interview with Isaac Asimov by Bill Moyers - about learning, computers, religion, population growth, the universe..
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FastTFriend's comment, November 10, 2012 6:08 AM
Asimov on the future of having access to knowledge from one's home computer.